Trigeminal neuralgia (also known as severe face pain, Tic douloureux, suicide disease) is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve which causes episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed – lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw. The disorder most often affects one side of the face, but some patients experience pain at different times on both sides. Trigeminal Neuralgia is considered to be one of the most painful afflictions known to medical science.
Researchers have determined that TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA pain originates from damage to the Trigeminal nerve in the face and from damage to the central Trigeminal system in the upper spinal. Trauma to the head and neck results in injury to nerve pathways in the spinal cord and brain stem has been shown in medical literature to be a possible cause of TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA. Following the trauma, facial pain can be triggered immediately or can take months or years to develop.
What is the safe, gentle, drug free and non-surgical solution to my severe face pain (or Trigeminal Neuralgia)?
Symptoms of TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA can be cured by correcting the misalignments of the spine caused by trauma, and removing compression of the brain stem and surrounding nerves. After nerve irritation has been removed, proper communication is restored between the brain and spinal cord, and the surrounding nerves. Chiropractic can be helpful by releasing the pressure of the artery or vein pressing on the trigeminal nerve at the base of the brain. When a misalignment is found, very specific, gentle adjustments are made to correct the misaligned vertebrae in the neck and/or by gently correcting the jaw, skull. All the procedures are gentle, safe, drug free and non-invasive.
Relief without drugs Report:
I would like to share with other TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA sufferers the great results I’ve had with an alternative treatment. I was first diagnosed with TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA in 1994. The first flare-up lasted for about nine months. During that time I tried Tegritol and Dilantin, both had troublesome side effects so I just didn’t use any medication. After nine months the TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA went into remission. In the following ten years I would occasionally have slight flare-ups but I never had to seek medical treatment.
In Oct of 2001 and I had a terrible flare-up. I couldn’t believe it was possible to endure such intense pain. My doctor prescribed Neurontin, which worked for a while, but because I kept having pain he prescribed Trileptal as well. This combination worked but I still had occasional flare-ups and had to keep increasing my medication.
During the three years that I was suffering I tried many different alternative treatments, acupuncture, biofeedback, two different types of chiropractic to name a few. I was ready to undergo surgery and beginning to investigate my options. Healthmd.com.au suggested a gentle drug free solution. I decided to give it a try. The treatment is very gentle, I began treatment in January of 2004; by April I was pain free and had weaned myself from all my medication. It is now September and I am still pain free.
June developed TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA in October, 2003, and contacted several neurologists to confirm the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. She was told by a neurologist that she had several options: 1) take medication for the remainder of her life, 2) have surgery, or 3) try acupuncture. She opted for acupuncture. After five treatments, she did not have any relief and requested that her son, seek additional information on the Internet. In April, 2004, John discovered healthmd.com.au and realized that approximately 2 years before the onset of TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA, June was involved in an automobile accident wherein June’s car was broad sided and spun around about 180 degrees. June had soreness of her neck during this 2-year period prior to the onset of TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA.
In May, 2004 June decided to see a chiropractor sourced from healthmd.com.au. After five treatments, June observed a significant lessening of the frequency and intensity of TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA pain. Within the subsequent two weeks, the pain continued to decrease. As of August 30 (the date of the meeting), June was essentially free of pain, although she has continues to have minor sensations triggered by bright light. June has not taken any pain medication throughout the entire period of diagnosis and treatment.
In June, I decided to go to a local Chiropractor sourced from healthmd.com.au. On my first visit he performed an evaluation which consisted of a bunch of tests. Normally X-Rays are done, but because I was pregnant they were not an option. The tests (peripheral vision test on a computer screen, weighing me on two scales at the same time, body balance, pictures taken with dots on shoulders and hips, measured length of legs) seemed unusual to me and I have to admit I was skeptical, but this was one of my only hopes. On my next visit he gave me the results as well as my first adjustment. After he adjusted me, he had me lay down for a little while and the pain was almost immediately reduced. My skepticism was starting to go away and I felt hope for the first time in weeks.
Today I am happy to say that I have been pain free for a little over a month without ever taking medicine and am a true believer in the gentle, non-invasive chiropractic adjustments. Initially I saw the Dr. three times a week and then two. Now I see him once every two weeks. I am so grateful that this helped eliminate my pain and would suggest others to try it.
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