You can feel relief from symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia.

Trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition that causes nerve pain on one side of the face. While not life-threatening, those who suffer from it often have a lower quality of life — not only in moments of pain, but in anticipation of them.

At Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we can improve nerve function and symptoms of this condition with gentle, targeted chiropractic treatments. Upper cervical chiropractic care is key in reducing upper neck pain, back pain, and facial pain due to spinal misalignments.

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What is trigeminal neuralgia?

Trigeminal neuralgia affects the trigeminal nerve, or the fifth cranial nerve. This is the part of your nervous system responsible for sending sensory output from your face to your brain.

With this condition, nerve damage on either the left or right side of the face leaves the nerves more sensitive than normal, resulting in intense radiating pain.

What are the signs of trigeminal neuralgia? The signs of trigeminal neuralgia can feel like pinpricks on the skin to start, but quickly worsen if left untreated. Many patients describe their chronic pain as an electric shock to one side of the face.

Treatment plans typically depend on the cause of trigeminal neuralgia. Getting to that root cause is the best way to feel long-term pain relief.

Understand the cause of your trigeminal neuralgia.

Facial trauma, dental procedures, and conditions that cause nerve damage can all lead to trigeminal neuralgia.

Can neck misalignment cause trigeminal neuralgia? Neck misalignment can cause trigeminal neuralgia, particularly if it results from physical injury or neck trauma.

A bad case of whiplash, for example, can compress blood vessels to the point of neurological damage. In cases caused by misalignments at the cervical vertebrae closest to your brainstem, upper cervical spine care can help.

Feel relief from trigeminal neuralgia pain.

It can be difficult to get patients with this condition to a point where they feel pain-free. Long-term pain relief may include medication, acupuncture, and even surgery to support decompression of the affected nerves.

Can trigeminal neuralgia be helped by a chiropractor? Trigeminal neuralgia can be helped by a chiropractor in cases where misalignments in the upper cervical spine are causing your pain.

Chiropractic care may be a more holistic solution when other pain relief alternatives have failed.

How does chiropractic help with nerve pain? A chiropractic adjustment can help with nerve pain by improving overall spine function and bringing vertebrae back into alignment.

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“My husband and I both see Dr. Ryan on a regular 3 month basis to keep our alignment on target. He has been very helpful in investigating the root causes of our problems and suggesting treatment options. We will be continuing to see him regularly.”
– Sharon B.
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“My husband and I and several of our friends use Dr. Ryan for our Chiropractic needs. The approach here was new to me, but it has worked more than any other chiropractic care I have ever had. I am a very satisfied patient of BGUCC and Dr. Ryan.”
– Shaye Y.

When is it safe to see a chiropractor for trigeminal neuralgia? It is safe to see a chiropractor for trigeminal neuralgia when you have completed a physical or neurological exam for an appropriate diagnosis.

The symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia may mimic or occur alongside other conditions like fibromyalgia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain. This only makes treatment options that much more challenging.

Our methods at Georgia Upper Cervical Chiropractic are supported by imaging tests that allow us to pinpoint misalignments with precision. You can feel relief from the symptoms of this painful condition.

Contact us today to set up an appointment!