Trigeminal neuralgia afflicts roughly 15,000 Americans each year. It’s an excruciating condition that stems from an irritated or compressed trigeminal nerve. It remains unclear how the nerve compression occurs, but some studies claim that it strongly links to upper cervical spine misalignments. Notably, the trigeminal nerve sits directly above the topmost neck bones – C1 and C2 vertebrae. When these bones shift because of a sheer force from an accident or prolonged and poorly managed posture problems, they can compromise nearby vertebral bones, leaving your trigeminal nerve at risk for pinching or compression.
Fortunately, you can mitigate your risks or alleviate your symptoms, like searing facial pain and spasms, with the help of a chiropractor for trigeminal neuralgia.
Several case studies illustrate how patients achieve trigeminal neuralgia pain relief with Upper Cervical Chiropractic. As a result, patients who have exhausted every possible chance to remedy their facial pain consider consulting with an Upper Cervical Chiropractor.
The careful adjustments provided by an Upper Cervical chiropractor for trigeminal neuralgia can help realign the atlas and axis, allowing the rest of the displaced vertebral bones to shift back in place. This leads to lesser compression or pinching sensation on the trigeminal nerve and improves blood flow to the brain. Removing the source of signal interference between the brain, brainstem, and affected tissues through chiropractic adjustments helps stimulate your body’s ability to heal from trigeminal neuralgia-associated injuries like whiplash and concussions.
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