Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a severe chronic pain condition manifesting with facial pain in the trigeminal nerve .  Trigeminal neuralgia is often triggered by touch, speech, chewing, or other means.  It  is typically treated with either anti-seizure medication or surgery.  It is thought by most medical professionals to be caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve.

Trigeminal neuralgia patients are not much different than most TMJ patients.  I have many cases that have responded to non-surgical jaw repositioning therapy (dental orthopedics), a form of treatment not recognized by dentistry nor the trigeminal neuralgia associations.  In both cases, chronic jaw misalignment causes hyper excitement of the trigeminal nerve with subsequent elevation in substance P.

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2 Responses to Trigeminal Neuralgia

  1. Huynh says:

    Hello My father suffers from the pain of Trigeminal Neuralgia, and I’m wondering if anyone knows of any alternative medicines, or vitamins, that could help him with this pain.Thank you in advance for your reply!Paula

  2. Rita says:

    My daughter had wisdom tooth removal in 2001 leaving her with a typical trigeminal neuralgia. Recently had a tooth removed, the dentist did something to the gum prior to removal, this disturbed the nerve and now the problem is so much worse, she has been suffering with burning, ear pain for almost three months. Any suggestions?

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