One of the largest and most prominent nerves in the head is called the trigeminal nerve. This nerve branches off from the temple on both sides of your head and supplies nerve endings to the chin, cheeks, eyelids, and brow. Some people experience pains along this nerve and at the nerve endings that can range from a small ache to a stabbing or shooting pain similar to an electrical shock.
This nerve pain may come and go periodically, lasting only a few seconds, while other times, it can last for many minutes at a time. This is what is called trigeminal neuralgia. Simple tasks such as putting on makeup, brushing your teeth, or eating can bring about these painful sensations and, while it is rare, it’s a painful condition that no one should have to suffer through.
There are two types of trigeminal neuralgia: the first and most common type produces burning sensations and severe shocking pains and type two, or atypical trigeminal neuralgia, is less extreme with those suffering from it reporting of a burning and aching feeling in their head and face.
The trigeminal nerve branches off of the spinal cord at the upper spine around the C1 through C4 range of the cervical spinal cord (this is in your neck just below the base of your skull). Having misalignments and subluxations of these vertebrae can cause a pinched trigeminal nerve, leading to trigeminal neuralgia and all the pain and complications that come with it.
Chiropractic care is focused on the spine and nervous system. Because trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve problem, at Travis Chiropractic, a Tulsa chiropractor will be able to help you treat and decrease your symptoms and your pain.
Nerves that aren’t working properly are often associated with the spine, so a chiropractor should be first first on your list if you’re dealing with the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. An adjustment from Dr. Heath Travis will remove any nerve interference with the vertebrae and allow proper signals to pass through to your face. Rather than the shocks and pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia, you’ll feel relief and joy.
When diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, Dr. Travis recommends consistent chiropractic adjustments to treat the pain. You may feel an instant relief from the pain, but that may not be a lasting cure. Only through regular visits to the chiropractor are you able to fully reverse the damage done by cervical spine issues like trigeminal neuralgia.
If you suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, seek help today from Tulsa’s premier chiropractor to regain your stress-free lifestyle and to be able to chew, smile, kiss, and put on makeup without any pain. Your face will thank you and your spine will too.
To schedule an appointment with Tulsa’s #1 neck pain chiropractor, Dr. Heath Travis, to get a pain consultation and feel better today. After the first adjustment, you’ll be amazed at the difference in the intensity of the pain. After consistent visits to get adjustments to your neck, you’ll feel 100% better.
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