Partial relief in 21% and complete relief in 74% of cases!
For those of you who are unfamiliar, trigeminal neuralgia is a painful condition affecting the trigeminal nerve. This nerve supplies much of the sensation to the face. The pain can be extreme, giving the condition a reputation of being the most painful condition known to humankind. While there are multiple treatment options available, relief can be hard to find. However, upper cervical chiropractic has shown in a clinical setting to potentially to provide relief.
While reviewing Kirk Eriksen’s, Upper Cervical Subluxation Complex: A Review of The Chiropractic and Medical Literature, much success is documented in relieving the pain.
“An informal telephone survey in which twelve upper cervical practitioners were asked questions relating to their experience with cases of TN. Ten responding clinicians reported complete relief from TN symptoms in 50 (74%) of 68 cases, while another 14 (21%) cases partial relief from pain was described.” (Eriksen, 2004, p. 327)
While it was an informal survey, it is certainly hard to ignore. Partial relief in 21% and complete relief in 74% of cases! If you have this condition, schedule a visit with us to see if Atlas Orthogonal Technique is a good option for you.
Dr. Spurgeon, DC, BCAO – July 2014
While everybody responds differently to adjustments, many people prefer not to have their neck “popped”. While officially called Diversifed or Gonstead techniques, these techniques can be difficult to perform properly, especially if somebody has a more delicate neck. While some patients may stay away from chiropractors because of this fear, there are chiropractors who offer techniques without “popping” the cervical spine. At our office we offer techniques to gently re-align the vertebrae, without much discomfort.
I believe most important for patients is to find a chiropractor that with which they feel comfortable expressing their concerns to, thereby relieving anxiety. While typical visits are much longer than traditional chiropractic treatments, we allow for greater communication, more gentle adjustments, and more thorough treatment. Especially considering we are one of a select few offices in Kansas City that is certified in atlas orthogonal treatment. Despite all of this we currently offer treatment that is at the same price as most traditional chiropractors in the area! This may soon change however as it is due to our office structuring. We also take most insurances. Expect to be seen two to three times per week to start, tapering off after two to four weeks in most cases. Feel free to call us with any questions and we look forward to getting starting on improving your condition.
Ryan Spurgeon, DC – Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist
Your Olathe and Kansas City Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Practitioner