Are you looking for Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment in Panama City, Fl. to get help for the stabbing pain in your face which feels like electric shock and is completely disrupting your life? While pain is mostly restricted to one side of the face, it is so severe that carrying on with normal routine becomes next to impossible. This condition mostly affects women above 50 years of age.
Also called tic douloureux due to muscle spasm that comes with the pain, Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. This nerve is responsible for key impulses like pain and pressure, touch and temperature that travel from the brain to various parts of the face like jaws, gums, forehead and areas around the eyes. Of the 3 branches of the trigeminal nerve (ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular) it is the latter two that are most affected.
The intermittent pain can create havoc for the peace of mind and often leads to insomnia and under-eating because the patient lives in fear of the pain to strike anytime. In severe cases, it even leads to depression and suicide. Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia focuses on the central nervous systems and restoring normal communication between the spine and the body to enable patients get back to their normal day to day living.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Causes
Many a time, doctors cannot pinpoint the exact causes of Trigeminal Neuralgia a in a patient. It arises from a blood vessel pressing on the nerve near the brain stem leading to excessive burst of nervous activity from the damaged nerve, causing extreme pain. This can be in the form of –
- Pressure on the nerve from a swollen blood vessel or tumor
- Traumatic damage to the nerve
- Biochemical change in the nerve tissue
- Compression of abnormal blood vessel as it exits from the brain
- Conditions like Multiple sclerosis
Even the most basic movements can trigger the pain like shaving, brushing, eating and drinking, talking and smiling, stroking the face, or washing. Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment focuseson intrinsic healing which will allow you to do these without fearing pain attacks.
Trigeminal Neuralgia: Symptoms
- Electric shock like pain which lasts for few seconds or minutes but can be constant occurrences
- Concentrated pain on one side of the face
- Instant pain triggered by the slightest touch or sound and very ordinary activities like eating, drinking or shaving
Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia.
The key focus of advanced chiropractic treatment is to restore the normal and routine functions for Trigeminal Neuralgia patients. To this effect a blend of functional neurology and functional medicine brings forth healing therapies that make spinal adjustments and correct the imbalances that pinch nerves or communicate pain from the brain. The key is to find the cause behind the irritation , of the trigeminal nerve, remove it and allow the brain to rewire hence decreasing pain and restoring the patient back to normal life.
Patients often suffer from depression, malnutrition and severe weakness because they sleep and eat less than normal due to the fear of recurring pain. The application of clinical nutrition in the Trigeminal Neuralgia treatment incorporates essential nutrients and vitamins to provide balanced diet. This along with the administration of functional medicine goes a long way to create an overall wellness effect.
Written by: +Tony Salamay