The trigeminal nerve is one of the largest and most prominent nerves in the head, branching off from the temples and supplying nerve endings to the chin, cheeks, eyelids, eyebrows, jaw, teeth, gums, lips, and forehead. As you can imagine, trigeminal nerve pain can be incredibly distracting and even debilitating for some individuals!
Fortunately, nerve pain and discomfort is often associated with problems along the spine. Because of this, chiropractic care can provide incredible relief! Through a series of adjustments, chiropractic care can remove any nerve interference, providing you with much-needed relief from trigeminal nerve pain.
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is the condition that causes nerve pain that stems from the trigeminal nerve. This type of pain varies from uncomfortable to severe and can last for several minutes at a time! Many individuals who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia experience pain while accomplishing daily tasks such as applying makeup, brushing their teeth, or eating!
Trigeminal neuralgia presents itself in one of two ways. Typical trigeminal neuralgia, the most common type, causes burning sensations and occasionally severe shocking pains to areas of the face. The second type, atypical trigeminal neuralgia, is far less extreme, causing only an occasional burning or aching sensation.
Both types of trigeminal neuralgia are caused by misalignments or subluxations of the upper spine, leading to a pinched trigeminal nerve. Relief from the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia is often felt following the initial chiropractic adjustment. However, for long-lasting relief, it is important to maintain regular adjustments to prevent future issues.