STUDIES: Trigeminal Neuralgia
note: Case studies summarizing patientsí responses
to care are intended for educational purposes
only and do not imply a guarantee of benefit.
Individual results may vary, depending upon several
factors including age of the patient, severity
of the condition, severity of the spinal injury,
and duration of time the condition has been present.
Age 38, Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), Dizziness
38-year-old female experienced TN pain for 3 years.
It began with a "shock" sensation above her lip
and eventually moved throughout the right side
of her face and forehead. She was initially prescribed
200mg of Neurontin (nerve pain medication) and
eventually her neurologist increased her prescription
up to 1800mg per day to try to reduce the pain.
Even while taking 1800mg of Neurontin per day,
she experienced excruciating pain on the right
side of her face and forehead. She also experienced
dizzy spells, ear ringing, and hearing loss in
her right ear. Medical doctors had no answers
other than to suggest surgery to possibly impact
the involved nerves and blood vessels.
this patient's upper cervical exam, a neck injury
was found. When questioned as to possible traumatic
causes of the injury from her medical history,
she recalled experiencing a blow to her head shortly
before the onset of the TN pain. This blow to
her head most likely caused the upper cervical
injury. After several months of upper cervical
care to correct the upper neck injury, she was
free of TN pain, and gradually reduced her pain
medication. The dizziness, ear ringing, and hearing
loss were also absent after upper cervical care.