Chiropractic has helped people suffering with trigeminal neuralgia.
The pain experienced from trigeminal neuralgia is excruciating. Many patients are left on painkillers with no hope for help. Chiropractic offers a natural supportive strategy that helps reduce the pressure on the nerve system at different key locations.
What is the trigeminal nerve?
The trigeminal nerve supplies many nerves to the face as seen in the featured image. The nerve comes through the skull bones and can be irritated by these openings as well as the jaw (TMJ). The trigeminal nerve originates along the brainstem and into the upper neck at the base of the skull. Pressure on this nerve creates the painful condition called trigeminal neuralgia.
How can Chiropractic help with Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Since the nerve originates in the spinal cord, pressure created by vertebral subluxations in the upper neck can irritate trigeminal neuralgia. By specifically adjusting these subluxated vertebrae, the pressure can be slowly released from the spinal cord and these nerves, reducing the excruciating pain and allowing the patient to get back to their naturally healthy selves. By also checking and adjusting the jaw (TMJ), any pressure created by the jaw on the trigeminal nerve branches can be reduced as well.
Chiropractic can help.
Here is a 2015 research report on Resolution of Facial Neuralgia Following Reduction of Atlas Subluxation Complex: A Case Study
Here are some great excerpts from a 2016 research paper titled Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Using Quantum Spinal Mechanics 3 (QSM3)