A Close Look at 4 Possible Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain condition that causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning, or shock-like facial pain. The term "trigeminal" refers to the trigeminal nerve, which supplies sensation to the face and mucous membranes of the mouth and nose.  TN most commonly involves the second division of this nerve, known as the maxillary division. [...]

2022-06-20T03:21:47+00:00June 19th, 2022|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on A Close Look at 4 Possible Causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Is There a Link Between Trigeminal Neuralgia and Multiple Sclerosis?

The short answer is YES. According to recent research, more than 3% of multiple sclerosis patients are affected by trigeminal neuralgia. Multiple sclerosis (MS) and trigeminal neuralgia (TN) are both neurological diseases that can create a lot of pain in patients. Multiple sclerosis also triggers an onset of trigeminal neuralgia in some patients. Both MS [...]

2022-06-12T04:52:13+00:00June 12th, 2022|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Is There a Link Between Trigeminal Neuralgia and Multiple Sclerosis?

Trapped Nerves and Why They Cause Pain

The pain caused by trapped nerves can be quite challenging to ignore. It can also cause extreme discomfort that might affect how you spend your entire day. As a result, it’s not surprising why thousands of people have many questions about a trapped nerve. Some of these queries include "can a chiropractor fix a pinched [...]

2022-02-22T05:56:15+00:00February 20th, 2022|Pinched Nerve|Comments Off on Trapped Nerves and Why They Cause Pain

Differentiating Trigeminal Neuralgia from 6 Similar Disorders

Do you experience pain down the side of your face that makes you wonder if you have dental problems, nervous system issues, infection, or a neuropathic condition? You’re not alone! Thousands struggle to determine if they should go to a dentist or seek chiropractic care to relieve a symptom of trigeminal neuralgia. We believe the [...]

2022-02-09T06:10:09+00:00January 23rd, 2022|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Differentiating Trigeminal Neuralgia from 6 Similar Disorders

Why Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Worsens at Bedtime

Trigeminal neuralgia might not be a medical term you frequently hear from doctors, but it’s definitely a condition you should know about. This neurological condition affects thousands of people worldwide. It’s a debilitating and frustrating condition that causes searing facial pain when you move your face, mouth, or jaw. Sometimes, it also triggers severe depression [...]

2021-10-10T12:48:12+00:00October 10th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Why Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Worsens at Bedtime

A Guide to Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia) Symptoms

Tic douloureux isn’t a term you hear every day. However, if you get diagnosed with it, you will likely experience severe disruptions to your daily routine. Also known as trigeminal neuralgia, this condition may lead to mental health problems due to its severe symptoms. We thought of outlining the key indications of tic douloureux and [...]

2021-08-15T05:44:23+00:00August 15th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on A Guide to Tic Douloureux (Trigeminal Neuralgia) Symptoms

Occipital or Trigeminal Neuralgia: Knowing Their Differences

The head and neck feature plenty of nerve roots. Unfortunately, when these nerves get pinched or compressed, they can cause searing pain that can spread from the affected spot to nearby areas of the body. Doctors and upper cervical chiropractic practitioners refer to this condition as neuralgia.  The pinching or compression can occur on different [...]

2022-05-31T07:11:51+00:00July 18th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Occipital or Trigeminal Neuralgia: Knowing Their Differences

How Does an Inflamed Trigeminal Nerve Feel?

Did you know that roughly 150,000 people in the US feel pain when they smile because of trigeminal neuralgia? It’s a widespread chronic pain disorder that can severely impact your physical, mental, and psychological well-being. Most of these patients seek upper cervical care or take medications like pain relievers and anticonvulsants to cope.  Have you [...]

2021-09-25T17:45:26+00:00June 20th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on How Does an Inflamed Trigeminal Nerve Feel?

Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ: How To Know What You Have

Understanding medical terms can get a bit tricky sometimes. That’s because some seem to refer to the same condition. One example of this would be trigeminal neuralgia and TMJ. Both conditions cause extreme facial pain that can worsen with movement. Unfortunately, many aren’t sure if they have TMJ disorder or trigeminal neuralgia. As a result, [...]

2021-11-30T15:29:44+00:00June 13th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on Trigeminal Neuralgia vs. TMJ: How To Know What You Have

How Intense Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Is

Trigeminal neuralgia isn’t a common phrase that you would hear from anyone. And yet, it’s one of the leading causes of discomfort among older people. So, what is trigeminal neuralgia? How intense can trigeminal neural pain get? More importantly, can a trigeminal neuralgia chiropractor help? Let’s explore a bit more about the leading cause of [...]

2021-09-28T09:31:38+00:00May 9th, 2021|Trigeminal Neuralgia|Comments Off on How Intense Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain Is
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