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