Subhash M Khatri
Is there Any Role of Physiotherapy in Fothergill's Disease?
Author(s): Dildip Khanal, Subhash M Khatri and Deepak AnapDildip Khanal, Subhash M Khatri and Deepak Anap
Background: Fothergill’s Disease (FD) also called as Trigeminal Neuralgia is characterized by paroxysmal attacks of severe, sharp, stabbing, electric shock like pain affecting one side of face mainly second and third divisions of it. FD is sometimes called “the worst pain known to mankind” and “the suicide disorder” by Medical Science. It is trigger by chewing, speaking, cold winds and touching trigger spot. Most of the time the patients with FD who showed partially or refractory responsive to drug therapy they underwent for surgery to relief the pain. Hardly any studies have reported the role of physiotherapy in Fothergill’s Disease. Objective: To find out the effect of physiotherapy management on pain in Fothergill’s Disease. Design: A Pilot Study. Setting: Neuro-Physiotherapy Department, Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni (Bk) - 423 736, Maharash.. Read More»