What is Trigeminal Neuralgia? Can Health Wise Chiropractic Help?
What is Trigeminal Neuralgia?
Trigeminal Neuralgia (also called Tic doulourex) is a facial pain syndrome in the distribution of the Trigeminal nerve.
Symptoms of Trigeminal Neuralgia:
• Sudden onset of sharp, stabbing, intense pain lasting up to 2 minutes (usually on one side of the face)
• Pain is often triggered by chewing, speaking or brushing the teeth.
• During attacks, patients may grimace, wince, move as they are trying to escape the pain.
Diagnosing Trigeminal Neuralgia: Your chiropractor will perform a full exam of the head, ears, eyes, nose and throat as well as cranial nerve examination to rule out any other conditions. Scans can also be ordered depending on the findings.
What Can the Team at Health Wise Chiropractic do?
Avoid pain triggers and trigger zones. - Relaxation therapy and massage. -Chiropractic adjustments for compensatory misalignments in the neck. -Stretching / exercises and relaxation techniques to make sure to prevent the problem from coming back
If you want more information. Please call Health Wise Chiropractic 03 9467 7889 or book online to see one of our Chiropractors in Sunbury or Bundoora Today!
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