Trigeminal neuralgia episodes are known to be one of the most excruciating types of pain known to man. The episodes are characterized by bursts of rapid lancinating pain along one side of the face (along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve). A few movements that can trigger trigeminal neuralgia include:
- Sleeping on the affected side
- Brushing teeth
Traditionally, anticonvulsants are the first option for treatment. If these do not work, peripheral nerve blocks and/or surgery are last resorts. NUCCA provides an alternative option for those seeking natural methods to manage their trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. Learn more about NUCCA and trigeminal neuralgia as you read on.
NUCCA and Trigeminal Neuralgia
Did you know that your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord? Your spinal cord is responsible for sending signals to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your neck) misaligns, this creates a distortion of those signals along the spinal cord. This can lead to improper signals being sent to the brain, potentially leading to facial pain and other trigeminal neuralgia symptoms.
NUCCA and trigeminal neuralgia indeed have a strong connection. NUCCA is unique in its approach to the spine, which can help you see improvements in your symptoms. Through precise x-rays, the exact position of your atlas misalignment is determined. This allows for a gentle correction, uniquely tailored to you. There is no twisting, popping, or cracking involved in a NUCCA correction or in trigeminal neuralgia chiropractic adjustment. Over time, fewer corrections are needed because of the specificity of this approach. When your atlas is in proper alignment, it allows for proper signals to travel along your spinal cord. This may lead to a reduction of trigeminal neuralgia symptoms.
For one example, Grochowski reported on a case of a 58-year-old female who was diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia six years prior. She had recurring attacks above her right eye. She started under NUCCA care and reported a significant improvement in her symptoms. She did not have another trigeminal neuralgia attack during her course of care.
If you would like to know more about how NUCCA and trigeminal neuralgia connect with each other, please visit the “Find a Doctor” page on our site. You can book a consultation to have your bone inspected for misalignment.
- Rubin M. Trigeminal Neuralgia [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Internet]. Merck Manuals Professional Edition. 2016 [cited 17 April 2016]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/neuro-ophthalmologic-and-cranial-nerve-disorders/trigeminal-neuralgia
- Grochowski J. Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Case Study. J Upper Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2013 [cited 17 April 2016];2014(Feb):20-24.