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Trigeminal neuralgia treatment
March 27, 2020
Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. If you have trigeminal neuralgia, even mild stimulation of your face — such as from brushing your teeth or putting on makeup — may trigger a jolt of excruciating pain. You may initially experience short, mild attacks. But trigeminal neuralgia can progress and cause longer, more-frequent bouts of searing pain. Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it’s more likely to occur in people who are older than 50. Because of the variety of treatment options available, having trigeminal neuralgia doesn’t necessarily mean you’re doomed to a life of pain. (mayo clinic) We actually have been seeing quite a few facial neuralgia patients in the last few months with the same problem. Most of the time they have already tried painkillers, and nothing else has helped and have decided to try acupuncture as a last-ditch effort. To their surprise (and sometimes mine) It’s been working. Some patients originally came in with 10/10 pain. every time the wind would blow or any slight stimulation to the face would send extremely painful electric shocks through the patient’s face. A couple of treatments a two weeks later the pain has calmed down and he was even to the point where he was started applying for jobs again because he wasn’t able to work with the pain previously. It’s always exciting when patients get better! Does everyone get the same result? No. but most people do get some benefit and if we can’t get the pain to go away we can at least manage it and provide a better quality of life for those patients.
If you know anyone suffering from facial/ trigeminal neuralgia tells them to give acupuncture a try! we are accepting new patients!
Brisbane acupuncture clinic: http://artofacupuncture.com.au
If you would like to learn more about acupressure or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if we can help resolve the problem give us a call or email:
07 3399 1002