Natural Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal Neuralgia is a painful condition which affects the trigeminal nerve. Until recently, the only available treatment options for people with TN were long-term use of pain medication or open-skull intensive surgery. Thankfully, a new alternative treatment option, upper cervical chiropractic care, is showing promising results in not only managing the painful symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, but also in treating the underlying cause of the condition.
The trigeminal nerve is located on either side of the face, with each nerve branching off into the forehead, midface, and chin. The primary purpose of the trigeminal nerve is to transmit sensations around the face.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Signs and Symptoms
In its initial stages, trigeminal neuralgia will cause mild, infrequent pinpricks of pain across the face. However, as trigeminal neuralgia progresses, these bouts of facial pain tend to increase in both frequency and severity. In particularly serious cases, trigeminal neuralgia induced pain can become a constant feeling.
Trigeminal Neuralgia Triggers
Bouts of trigeminal neuralgia can last for as little as a few minutes to as long as several months, with each bout being followed by a period of relief. Common triggers for trigeminal neuralgia episodes are:
• Brushing your teeth.
• Applying makeup.
• Eating or drinking.
• Touching your face.
How the Upper Cervical Spine Affects Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia is described by medical professionals as a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve, with the problem area located at the point where the brain stem and the C1 vertebra meet the trigeminal nerve. If you have sustained injuries to the head or neck, damage to the upper cervical spine can cause a misalignment of the spinal column. This becomes dangerous if the misalignment occurs in the C1 vertebra, as this will cause excess pressure on the trigeminal nerve. Left untreated, irritation on the trigeminal nerve can eventually lead to the development of trigeminal neuralgia .
How Our Natural Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment Method Works
Traditional methods of treating trigeminal neuralgia focus on pain management and ignore the underlying cause of the condition. Upper cervical chiropractic care offers people with trigeminal neuralgia a natural alternative for not only managing the pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia, but for permanently treating their condition.
In order to treat trigeminal neuralgia, the first thing we do is locate any potential misalignments in the upper cervical spine. To locate a misalignment, we will perform a range of objective chiropractic tests. If a misalignment is detected, we take a Cone Beam Cat Scan (CBCT), which is less invasive than a X-Ray, to determine the precise angle and direction of the misaligned vertebra.
Once the misalignment has been located, we formulate a correction plan to move the joint back into place. This plan will be different for every person and may even change as your treatment progresses. We opt for a gentle and precise approach to treatment, meaning you won’t need to worry about any painful popping, twisting, or pulling on your neck and across your back. We deliver a precise and gentle correction to restore the neck and spine to its normal position so that any interference can be removed and recovery from Trigeminal Neuralgia can begin.
We provide trigeminal neuralgia treatment for patients in the Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This includes all of Clark County and neighboring states such as Utah, Arizona and California.