Is facial muscle spasm microvascular decompression surgery painful? Is it safe?

Overall, the surgery has a small bone window, less bleeding, and faster recovery time, and is less traumatic and painful among neurosurgical procedures. Postoperative headache and nausea will mainly result from cerebrospinal fluid release and lower cranial pressure, which can be relieved by several days of bed rest and adequate fluid replacement. However, since the surgery is performed near the brainstem and the facial nerve is closely related to the auditory nerve, there is still a small probability of risk and complications, so it is recommended to go to a high-level neurosurgery center for treatment.

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