Trigeminal Neuralgia – Marilyn has a lively personality, an infectious laugh—and trigeminal neuralgia. When she first felt the electrical shock in her facial nerves in her early 30s, she knew just what it was.
Tremor – Bill, 79, lived with essential tremor for several decades, until his right hand began to shake so severely, he could barely feed himself.
Acoustic Neuroma – After years of having to ask people to repeat what they’ve said, Barbara Vorous knew something was very wrong when she had to switch ears to hear on the phone.
Congenital Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) – Donna Urbano was unaware of the arteriovenous malformation (AVM) she had since birth. In her early forties, her frequent, mild headaches turned to nightmarish migraines.
Trigeminal Neuralgia – Caring for two grandchildren, Carla had no time for the debilitating pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Like many suffering from ‘TN,’ she thought her condition was dental and even had two teeth extracted.
Trigeminal Neuralgia – Today you’ll find Ronald Johnson, 76-year-old owner of Johnson Candy Co., selling handmade confections in his Tacoma store. But a few years ago, a nagging health problem began interfering with his normal routine.
Essential tremors – In the decade plus since Barbara’s diagnosis, her tremors worsened to the point that it severely affected her day-to-day life. Gamma Knife Treatment at St. Joseph Medical Center helped control those debilitating symptoms so she could get back to living.