Trigeminal Neuralgia Makes These Activities Difficult To Do

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:

  • Smiling
  • Chewing food or gum
  • Brushing the teeth or flossing
  • Sleeping on the side of the face where the pain becomes felt

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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