Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
What is trigeminal neuralgia?
Trigeminal neuralgia is considered by many to be among the most painful of conditions and is often labeled the "suicide disease" because of the significant numbers of people taking their own lives when they cannot find treatment.
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), or tic douloureux (also known as prosopalgia), is a neuropathic disorder of the trigeminal nerve that causes episodes of intense pain in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, and jaw, with the majority of cases being unilateral. This lancinating pain is typically in the distribution of the second and third divisions of the trigeminal nerve and can be triggered by facial movement, cold temperature, talking, and other common activities.
An estimated 1 in 15,000 people suffers from trigeminal neuralgia, although numbers may be significantly higher due to frequent misdiagnosis. It usually develops after the age of 40, although there have been cases with patients being as young as 13 months of age.
A study from Practical Pain Management concludes that "Our report indicates that LLLT appears to be effective in the treatment of TN."
Treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia
Art of Health Chiropractic's Deep Tissue Laser Therapy may be the answer you need to relieve the pain and symptoms related to Trigeminal Neuralgia in Nashville.
By reducing inflammation, and enhancing healing at the cellular level, deep tissue laser therapy has been successful at relieving pain symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia.
If you are searching for a painless, drug-free, and surgery-free alternative to your Trigeminal Neuralgia pain, give the office a call for a free consultation.
Call Art of Health Chiropractic at our Nashville office today at (615)953-7544 to set up your appointment and get the relief you deserve.