Natural Treatment For Occipital and Trigeminal Neuralgia

All-Natural Treatment of Occipital and Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia, a condition that usually affects one side of the face only, is said to be one of the most painful medical conditions.

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Symptoms of trigeminal or occipital neuralgia

Symptoms of neuralgia can include:

  • Localised pain
  • Extreme sensitive to touch, and pressure is felt as pain (allodynia)
  • The pain can be sharp or burning
  • The affected area can still appear normal
  • Muscle spasm.

 Triggers for trigeminal or occipital neuralgia pain

Nerve inflammation (neuritis) can trigger the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Causes of neuritis include:

  • Shingles – inflammation of a nerve, caused by infection with the herpes virus. This common type of neuralgia is known as post-herpetic neuralgia. The pain may remain long after the shingles rash has disappeared, particularly in areas of the face
  • Infection –  such as an abscess
  • Pressure or injury – fractures or certain tumours can and mechanically press on the nerve

Our treatment for trigeminal or occipital neuralgia

When standard treatment options have failed, our approach includes:

  • Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation – where we can identify specific peripheral branches of the trigeminal nerve to target for therapy
  • Trigeminal Nucleus Modulation – specific nerve stimulation can have a pain blocking effect at the brainstem trigeminal area
  • Anti-inflammatory Supplementation – to treat any immune system involvement in the continuing pain

If you would like to have more information or to set up a consultation and see how we can help you (or someone you know), give us a call at 717-697-0589 to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for these breakthrough neuralgia treatment procedures.