An upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City is well-loved by patients for proving long-term relief. Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition that involves the nerves and facial muscles. Many people nowadays may take normal and regular things for granted. However, those ordinary things can be something precious for someone with this condition because they can no longer enjoy doing such things. 

An individual with trigeminal neuralgia experiences severe pain from the following normal activities:

Patients who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia get misunderstood since it can be complicated to describe pain intensity. Most would believe that this is a silent condition. It can be tough to smile and enjoy doing everyday things because they can cause extreme agony. As a result, people with this condition often wonder if anything can give them relief from the pain.

A Study Brings Hope To Trigeminal Neuralgia Patients

One study observed a 57-year old female with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) for two years. Her pain became worse when exposed to cold. She also had high blood pressure problems. She sought help from an upper cervical chiropractor. Her history showed that she got knocked out cold from a fall when she was ten years old. She also fell from a skiing accident when she was 13 years old. Then, she experienced a fall onto the sidewalk.

Tests showed that she had misalignments in her atlas (C1), axis (C2), and C5 vertebrae. After one week of upper cervical care and adjustments to her C1 and C5, her TN pain improved drastically. After eight weeks of a regular visit, her high blood pressure improved significantly, and she was ultimately pain-free.

Upper Cervical Chiropractors And Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia may be due to a misalignment in the upper cervical spine's bones, specifically the atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae. If either bone misaligns or moves out of their positions, it puts the brainstem under stress and pressure. As a result, this can cause signals to become hindered from going to the brain. Also, there would be a decrease of cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow entering the brain. These disruptions often happen when a misalignment occurs in the upper cervical spine or the neck. Finally, these would irritate the trigeminal nerve and, thus causing extreme pain. 

Here at Advanced Spinal Care, our upper cervical chiropractor in Redwood City, California, focuses on realigning the neck's bones. As a result, this can restore optimal communication, proper blood flow, and cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain. Also, removing irritation and restoring proper functions. We do this through a precise and gentle procedure that encourages the bones to realign correctly on their own. Our methods are similar to the study mentioned earlier.Call us at (650) 595-0500 or contact us to begin receiving this promising form of care.

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Redwood City upper cervical chiropractors like myself help patients with any conditions they have, including trigeminal neuralgia. A type of chronic pain disorder, trigeminal neuralgia happens when the trigeminal nerve misfires. 

The trigeminal nerve is the largest and most complex nerve of the 12 cranial nerves. It stretches from the bottom of the skull to the face. This nerve is responsible for communicating sensations from the face to the brain.

Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Some of the hallmark signs and symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are as follows:

Trigeminal Neuralgia Care Options

There are several ways to care for trigeminal neuralgia. The options are quite diverse – from mild to very invasive. 

  1. Pain Relievers — Medications to reduce the pain of attacks
  2. Injections — For example, Botox and Glycerol
  3. Surgery — Including balloon compression, radiofrequency, and thermal lesioning

These care options work in managing the pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. However, they do not get to the very root cause of trigeminal neuralgia.

Natural Care for Trigeminal Neuralgia

One study highlights the connection between an atlas misalignment and trigeminal neuralgia. Researchers examined a 62-year-old woman who complained of chronic right-sided facial pain for two years. After tests, researchers diagnosed the woman with trigeminal neuralgia. They also found an atlas misalignment existed in the upper neck of the patient.

The patient received upper cervical-specific chiropractic care using the NUCCA technique.  After six months of care, the patient saw reductions in the severity of her facial pain and other trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. 

Misalignment of the atlas can cause pressure within the spinal cord, resulting in the sending of improper signals. The incorrect signals lead the trigeminal nerve to malfunction.

Here at my practice, Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California, I use the same technique that was used in the study above. Atlas adjustments can correct the misfiring taking place in the trigeminal nerve, diminishing the neuralgia symptoms.As one of the most trusted Redwood City upper cervical chiropractors, I can help you get to the root cause of your trigeminal nerve or other chronic pain conditions. Call (650) 595-0500 or fill out this online form to start your atlas adjustments.

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