Have you ever experienced assessing your pain scale from 1-10? Now, imagine having a pain scale of 15; it seems impossible right? However, some people can be unfortunate to experience this level of extreme pain. Trigeminal neuralgia patients seeking help from a NUCCA Chiropractor in Redwood City like Dr. Pete Tsiglieris also share these sentiments from.
That's how a patient named Dennis Pearsall described his unimaginable agony caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) – a condition that relentlessly plagued him for five long years before finding relief through surgical means. His journey exemplifies the crippling nature of TN pain, which leaves individuals desperate for solutions and understanding.
Pearsall's first attack struck him without warning, a jolt in his throat that exploded up into his eardrum, leaving him bewildered and in excruciating pain. Over the following months, the attacks intensified, lasting longer and becoming more agonizing, triggered by seemingly innocent actions like consuming cold drinks, food, or merely speaking. Seeking answers, he consulted various medical professionals, only to be met with confusion and limited information.
Unfortunately, the rarity of his condition, glossopharyngeal neuralgia - a variant of TN, made it challenging for most medical practitioners to recognize or adequately diagnose the condition. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a debilitating form of TN that affects the glossopharyngeal nerve, which is responsible for transmitting sensory information from the throat and back of the tongue. Its relentless attacks brought Pearsall to his knees, feeling helpless and desperate for relief.
Eventually, Pearsall's journey led him to a renowned brain surgeon specializing in cranial nerve disorders who confirmed the glossopharyngeal neuralgia diagnosis upon reviewing his medical history and MRI. Five and a half years after his first attack, Pearsall underwent a microvascular decompression surgery to alleviate the debilitating pain. The success of the surgery provided a glimmer of hope as Pearsall found himself free from cranial nerve pain. Although he lost his sense of taste, it is gradually returning, a small price to pay for the liberation from the unrelenting agony.
For those who experience TN pain and want to seek a holistic alternative to medications or surgical operations, you can try NUCCA. This can work for those who experience pain as a result of a misalignment in the upper cervical spine due to accidents or injuries. This is where the top two vertebrae, the atlas and axis, could potentially exert pressure on the trigeminal nerve, leading to trigeminal neuralgia symptoms.
NUCCA can be a practical approach for Trigeminal Neuralgia, offering hope to those afflicted by this excruciating condition. By correcting misalignments that may be exerting pressure on the trigeminal nerve through gentle adjustments, NUCCA can restore proper nerve function and alleviate the crippling pain experienced by individuals with Trigeminal Neuralgia, providing a natural and holistic approach to finding relief and improving their quality of life.
If you're experiencing chronic pain, such as TN pain, or simply looking to improve your overall health, you can consult with us at Advance Spinal Care, led by Dr. Pete Tsiglieris. We can help ease your discomfort caused by upper cervical misalignment and promote natural healing.
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