A Brief Overview on the Three Types of Cranial Neuralgia

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As a practice providing upper cervical in Redwood City, we often get inquiries from patients about rarely talked about health concerns. One example is cranial neuralgia, which causes intermittent stabbing pain on various parts of the head. Some patients only experience the symptoms on their face, while others report stabbing or piercing sensations on their throat or the base of their skull. Because of these striking differences, doctors classify cranial neuralgia into three types, namely: 

Occipital neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia triggers a continuous burning pain in the head and scalp. Studies note that this form of cranial neuralgia develops because of compressed nerves in the neck. Some patients with occipital neuralgia report that their headaches feel similar to migraine attacks.  

Trigeminal neuralgia

If you frequently read our blogs on upper cervical in Redwood City, you might have already encountered write-ups on trigeminal neuralgia. It affects about 150,000 people each year and causes jabbing pain on the gums, teeth, jaw, face, and eyes.   

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia

Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a rare form of cranial neuralgia, unlike the other two. Essentially, this nerve pain disorder causes stabbing pain in the throat, ear, tonsils, and tongue. The searing or shock-like sensations come and go and may disappear for a few months or years. But, unfortunately, it can cause serious problems when the symptoms resurface.


How Upper Cervical in Redwood City Can Help Manage Cranial Neuralgia

Thankfully, regardless of what type of cranial neuralgia you have, upper cervical in Redwood City provides you the opportunity to cope better with your symptoms. This chiropractic technique works wonders for various neuropathic diseases and disorders because it aims to remove signal interferences in the body. 

It also addresses postural imbalances in the cervical region, which may be causing your brainstem and other parts of the nervous system to malfunction. 

Essentially, the technique works by correcting the alignment of the C1 and C2 bones using precise and swift neck bone adjustments. It also uses state-of-the-art imaging techniques to analyze the spine and obtain accurate measurements to address postural imbalances. 

If you would like to explore this natural option to healing the body and coping with cranial neuralgia, you can contact our practice at (650) 595-0500. You can also schedule your visit via our contact form.


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