Can Upper Cervical Care Help My Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal Neuralgia is as an intense stabbing pain of the face. Pain can be constant or come in random bursts. It can affect your eye, your nose, your upper mouth, your jaw, the side of your head or combinations of them all. It can affect the left side of your face or the right or both.
The common treatment approach is twofold: medication or surgery. The most common prescription is an extraordinarily strong CNS (central nervous system) depressant.
However, there are usually two major problems:
- Head Fogginess. The medication doesn’t just block pain signals: it blocks all signals!
- The medication doesn’t work. Or you just end up take more and stronger medication!
If you are like most people, you want to take as little medication as possible and you want to find natural treatment for the pain you are experiencing.
The Role of the Upper Neck in Trigeminal Neuralgia
Upper Cervical Care is concerned with the proper alignment of the top three vertebrae in the neck: C1 (the atlas), C2 (the axis) and C3. The reason this matters in terms of facial pain is because of the way that you body is wired.
The three parts of the Trigeminal Nerve – the Opthalmic, Maxillary and Mandibular Nerves – are like branches on a tree that emerge from a common trunk and common roots. That root of the Trigeminal Nerve is called the Spinal Trigeminal Nucleus, which processes all the sensory information from the branches of the Trigeminal Nerve.
So where exactly is the Spinal Trigeminal Nucleus? It extends from the brainstem inside the skull through the spinal cord all the way down to the level of the C3 vertebra in your neck. The implications of this basic biological fact are massive!
It means that anything that negatively affects C1, C2 or C3 has the potential to affect the Spinal Trigeminal Nucleus and in turn, trigger the symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Have You Tried Upper Cervical Care to Help Your Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Although Upper Cervical Care is not a cure for your Trigeminal Neuralgia, many people around the world have reported positive improvements following care. Our own clinic records indicate an 89% quality of life improvement for people suffering Trigeminal Neuralgia with 56% experiencing complete or near complete resolution while under care.
Dr Jeffrey Hannah is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor focus in the Blair technique, a specific as customised approach that is very different from other forms of general chiropractic and neck manipulation.
If you are seeking a natural solution for Trigeminal Neuralgia, contact our office today to find out if Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you.
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