Cranial nerve disorders may affect the connections between cranial nerve centers within the brain. This dysfunction affects certain nerves in the brain that control or involve vision, smell, chewing, facial sensation or expression, taste, hearing, balance, swallowing, or speech.

Cranial conditions and disorders include:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Bell's palsy
  • Ménière's disease
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

For conditions that fail to respond to medical management, neurosurgery may be the answer to pain and symptom relief.