Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Chiropractic Care
Sep 25, 2013 10:40PM
A recent case study published in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research scientific periodical documented the resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) in a patient following chiropractic care. “Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of Literature” focused on the TN nerve disorder, which is characterized by episodes of intense pain in the face.
The authors noted that “it has been generally accepted that patients will never be completely free from the condition regardless of the therapy.” The authors set out to show, based upon case study and literature review, chiropractic may offer a more permanent solution.
In this case, a 40-year-old woman diagnosed six months earlier with TN was seen by the chiropractor . The history notes she had already been to the emergency room twice and seen a variety of specialists. Her pain was described ten double plus, on a scale of one to ten. The case history also shows her enduring a variety of medications to combat the everyday effects of the debilitating pain on her quality of life.
A chiropractic examination and x-rays revealed first and second cervical vertebrae subluxations in the upper neck, which were subsequently adjusted. Adjustment frequency was three visits per week for the first month followed by a visit frequency reduction.
The study notes that after starting chiropractic care, the woman had complete resolution of all symptoms including spasm, pain and swelling. Her range of motion, spinal tenderness and activities returned to normal. “It has been over 8 years since the patient in this case study first received chiropractic treatment. In addition to her receiving 100% resolution after one adjustment, it has been remarkable to observe that no attacks have occurred since then,” the authors wrote in their conclusion.
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