Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating condition that primarily targets the lower face and jaw. A painful condition akin to an electric shock passing through your face, trigeminal neuralgia occurs when the trigeminal nerve, which moves sensation between the brain and face, is irritated. Located in Glendale, CA Dr. Jack Alajajian and his staff are passionate about helping patients manage their pain, including those suffering from trigeminal neuralgia.
Trigeminal neuralgia develops when the trigeminal nerve faces pressure. This happens when the nerve comes in contact with an artery or vein, when the nerve has a tumor, or when a person has Multiple sclerosis (MS).
Symptoms and Triggers
Trigeminal neuralgia has two types of symptoms: Type I and Type II.
Sharp throbbing pin-like pain is usually triggered by touching an area of the body.
Less extreme symptoms like burning sensations or dull aching pain on the face.
Trigeminal neuralgia is spontaneous for many patients. Many attack triggers include daily activities such as shaving, brushing teeth, eating, scratching the face, smiling, sipping cold or hot drinks, blowing the nose, crying, and much more.
How Chiropractic Care Helps
Chiropractic care is all about the mind and body. At our Glendale, CA office, this holistic approach is no different. We believe in strengthening the entire body to end the negative symptoms of many illnesses. Dr. Alajajian and his staff recommend plenty of exercises, a healthy diet, and avoiding foods like caffeine and sugar which are prone to triggering trigeminal neuralgia.
Since trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve condition, your chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments to help relieve the pain. When a spine is misaligned, nerves are interfering with the spinal cord and blocking the brain from sending signals all over the body. This is why spinal adjustments are beneficial to reduce any pain you’re experiencing, including trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Jack Alajajian and his staff operate ChiroCareLA.com at 815 E Colorado Suite 250, Glendale, CA, 91205. Call 818-246-3600.