Trigeminal neuralgia, a condition characterized by neuropathic pain, is a rare yet painful condition that only affects approximately 12 people per every 100,000 each year. This condition affects the fifth cranial nerve, known as the trigeminal nerve, and can cause either constant pain or pain that comes in waves. The pain is often described as a dull aching with a burning sensation, but it can also be as severe as feeling like an electrical shock. The trigeminal nerve has branches that extend into the face, scalp, cheeks, nose, jaw, and every other part of the face, which is where the pain is felt. There are two types of trigeminal neuralgia. Type I is a more severe case in which people experience a shock-like pain, while Type II is less severe and associated with the dull, achy pain. Both Type I and Type II trigeminal neuralgia can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. Thankfully, Rochester Hills chiropractors Dr. Brendan Shanahan and Dr. Thomas Madigan can address nerve pain to bring about much desired relief from trigeminal neuralgia.
It Can Help Manage Nerve Pain
Chiropractic care from Rochester Hills chiropractors is an ever-growing form of managing chronic pain such as that from trigeminal neuralgia. Because neurologically-based chiropractic care specifically focuses on the nerves of the body, it should be one of the first methods for managing this type of nerve pain. Spinal misalignments affect nerve function and can lead to worsening conditions of trigeminal neuralgia. Specific and precise adjustments from Dr. Shanahan and Dr. Madigan of Vitality Precision Chiropractic remove misalignments to restore nerve function and eliminate nerve pain.
It Is Natural and Safe
Typical options for treating trigeminal neuralgia can include medication, cutting the nerve surgically, compression of the fifth cranial nerve, or using injections to destroy the nerve. These treatment options can be highly invasive and even dangerous, and they don’t always lead to relief. Chiropractic care is both a natural and safe option to treat nerve pain that seeks to get the root of the cause of trigeminal neuralgia, the nerves themselves.
It Is an Option for Other Health Concerns as Well
Trigeminal neuralgia is often found in conjunction with other health conditions. Many times, people seeking care for this condition are also receiving treatment for other health concerns. Thankfully, chiropractic care from Rochester Hills chiropractors is one of the best ways to focus on holistic health and wellness of the entire body. Not only can chiropractic care manage nerve pain, but it can also improve overall health and wellness, in turn addressing the other health conditions that can be associated with trigeminal neuralgia.
The many benefits of chiropractic care are too great to ignore. If you suffer from trigeminal neuralgia pain or other associated conditions, Dr. Shanahan and Dr. Madigan want to help. Contact the office of Vitality Precision Chiropractic to schedule your consultation.