Trigeminal neuralgia upper cervical

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Avatar m tn -- but many people have had long term relief from the various surgical procedures, from upper cervical chiropractics, accupuncture, low saturated fat diet, anti-convulsant medicines, etc. It's finding what works for you, since everyone is different and everyone reacts differently to the various treatments. The main thing to remember is there IS hope, there IS research going on, so don't give up! Have you discussed other medicines with your doctor?
Avatar n tn I read the response posted to a question regarding trigeminal neuralgia and its relationship to head trauma. The response was that any such relationship was "very rare." However, as a neurologist with over 15 years experience, I have seen many cases of trigeminal neuralgia following head trauma.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had any experience with TMJ or Trigeminal Neuralgia? If so, please chime in. I don't want to be on any medications that could possibly make me gain weight. I have read that most of the treatments for TN have a side effect of weight gain.
Avatar f tn the consensus seems to be atypical trigeminal neuralgia, but a couple of them think there's still possibility of myofascial disorder or TMJ (my films are normal, I have no problems opening or moving my jaw). I have a custom dental splint, which is not helpful. The neurologist says my brain MRI is normal. No OTC or narcotic pain meds or SOMA help the pain.
Avatar f tn I have been told that I have trigeminal neuralgia type 2 or atypical. Just last night I was coming down with a migraine so I took a imitrex. The burning pain in my upper and lower teeth went away. Could this possibly be facial migraines and not TN?
467070 tn?1224628977 Have you ever heard of upper cervical care (specialty of chiropractic) to cure trigeminal neuralgia? Go to There is a man named James Tomasi who developed TN after having a root canal and suffered with it for 11-12 years. He was planning to commit suicide when he heard about Upper Cervical Care, went and got and got under care and he now lives pain-free and wants to tell other sufferers about his miracle.
Avatar n tn All my tests were negative - Brain, Cervical and Thoracic MRI's, upper and lower evoked potential and spinal tap. There was a difference in the basic eye test he gave me that looked at contrasting colors - it was with a flash card of sorts. Everything started to make sense to me. 20+ years ago i did have an episode where i lost my eyesight in my left eye for a few moments and then have had intermitent discomfort and limitation since. A recent eye exam showed a difference of about 1 or 1.
1695384 tn?1306455153 Your pain level, medications you take, and anything at all about managing this condition!! After my first episode of Trigeminal Neuralgia, I took Gabapentin 100mg 2x-3x a day for 3 months. The pain gradually got better and I reduced my pills to 1x a day. The pains then went away for 3 months, and I continued with 1 pill each evening. When I tried to reduce to 1/2 pill each day, I would start having some minor pain.
Avatar f tn I experience the electrical shock (more like a tickle) that I've experienced with Trigeminal Neuralgia but there's no pain. It seems to happen often when my head is tilted forward/down and that makes me wonder if it could be an issue with my cervical spine. I really don't have any unusual discomfort in my neck. I don't have headaches or sinus pressure or anything. I now feel this daily and can have the electrical feeling as much as 20+ times a day.
Avatar n tn I am going twice a week to a Chiropractor to get relief from Trigeminal Neuralgia .He is an expert in in nerve pain treatment.I have Trigeminal Neuralgia since Nov ember 20001..I took Homeopathic treatment,Accupuncture treatment..Since one and half years I am taking Gabapentin,colonzepam,baclofom etc.Pain goes and come.some times it almost blind me due to severe pain. Is there anyone who got cure by Chiropractor.
1042487 tn?1275283499 But since i have my symptoms i feel feel like **** and it's getting worse each week. Am i suffering from a trigeminal or any other kind of neuralgia... I know some neuralgia can be linked to emotional stress but the only that stress me out is my medical condition. I now get panic attack , general anxiety and all sort of unpleasant things... I passed some x-rays of my neck and a CT scan and everything was fine...
Avatar n tn I lost my job 6years, and my marriage is not well either. Could this most recent diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia be caused bt some hardwear in there pinching a nerve? The physcian said this actually be a god send, as it treated with another type of drug, I believe NON narcotic and it could well releive this pain which has almost become unbearable at times. I am a 53 year old woman, who was previously very happy and active in my life.
Avatar n tn I'm not a Physician. That said, I was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia in 2002. I began having Meniere's symptoms that same year. In 2011, after many years of searching and suffering, I stumbled upon a Chiropractor who had great success in treating both. Turn's out my medical problems were caused by a 15 year old untreated, whiplash injury. I have since followed up with a local Chiropractor who specializes in adjusting the upper cervical vertabre using the Orthongonical method.
Avatar n tn Trigeminal Neuralgia. In this short time, all pressure into my eyes and face was away. One MIRACLE! I didn't believe, that I have no more pains, and also, that I had very nice look. My face was beautifull. It was good for five years. I came back to my country, and slowly this pains came back. I went again to ORL doctors (forgot Neurologist in Germany), and again I went for nothing. Their diagnosis was: Rhinitis vasomotoria. That is, when somebody doesn't know, what in fact is.
Avatar n tn Sensation to the portions below this are subserved by cervical cutaneous nerves and therefore would not qualify as trigeminal neuralgia by definition. If you do not have the typical symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia, it is less likely that surgery would provide you any benefit. Atypical facial pain is just that, it does not fit neatly into any classic pain syndrome. Speak to your physician for clarification of your diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I thought it might be trigeminal neuralgia, but MRI of head without and with contrast showed none. As you see, most of my pain is right side of body. ?? Just this week I was switched from Ambien CR due to side-effects to a small dose of Valium. So far, it seems some of my pain has decreased. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia several years ago. Female, age 47. I wish you well.
Avatar f tn I have been told it is not MS or Trigeminal Neuralgia even though a lot of my pain patterns seem to follow branches of the TN nerves or nucleus from brain, into tmj joint, face, teeth and nucleus at cervical spine. I have had three neurologists rule out trigeminal neuralgia. However, couldn't there be nerve impingement somewhere along the trigeminal nerve path? I have issues in the tmj joints, overactivity of the temporalis and masseter muscles.
748543 tn?1463449675  Thermal Sensitivity (Hot and Cold) 15.  Cervical Erosion ( wear at the gum line) 18.  Trigeminal Neuralgia (Abfractions) 19.  Bell’s Palsy 16.  Locked Upper Buccal Cusps 20.  Nervousness / Insomnia 17.  Fractured Cusps (Particularly Cl.
405614 tn?1329147714 Testing, Lab Work, Specialists January 20, 2009 – VEP, normal both eyes January 27, 2009 – Dentist, suggested Trigeminal Neuralgia, no clear evidence dental source of pain in upper left jaw. February 3, 2009 – ED lower right abdominal pain, blood work, CT abdomen, tests clear February 4 2009 – PCP ordered CBC, agreed I have Trigeminal Neuralgia, rx tegretol with flare in May.
Avatar f tn I have had three neurologists rule on trigeminal neuralgia. However, couldn't there be nerve impingement somewhere along the trigeminal nerve path? I have issues in the tmj joints, overactivity of the temporalis and masseter muscles. I also have cervical spine issues in the C4, 5, 6, 7. Could that not effect the roots or nucleus of either the trigemal or accessory nerves? I have looked up central nervous sytem disorders and do not seem to have any of those, so how can this be the origin.
Avatar n tn This numbness is caused by compression of the second cervical root (C2) in the atlantoaxial space. Occipital neuralgia, TIA or ministroke, trigeminal neuralgia should also be looked into. Common cold, sinusitis, ear infection, sensory nerve compression, peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes, inflamed wisdom tooth, impacted wisdom tooth etc can all cause facial numbness and pain. Please discuss this with your doctor. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn She is getting physical therapy three times a week (she feels better during the therapy but worse after it than before she started) but the therapist suspected trigeminal neuralgia and contacted her doctor. As her pain isn't so much facial as neck, head and ear, I am not in total agreement with the trigeminal neuraligia, neither is her doctor. She has an appointment with a neurologist on March 4 but I don't see how she can make it to then.
Avatar n tn I think you should get evaluated by a neurologist and a MRI scan of upper cervical spine which will help in further coming close to diagnosis. Hope this helps. Bye.
Avatar n tn These symptoms are similar to those of a condition known as Trigeminal Neuralgia. TN has responded well to a form of chiropractic known as Upper Cervical Care. Take a look at the referral directory on and see if there's a specialist near you.
Avatar n tn I can only list the possible causes and you can discuss these with your doctors. Hemi facial (half side) numbness is seen in Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia where a spasm may cause numbness, or due to acoustic neuroma which is a benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve. It can also be due to TMJ and may involve the arm if there is sternicleidomastoid muscle spasm. It can also be thoracic outlet syndrome, with narrowing of space behind the collar bone.
4313198 tn?1352654714 Hemifacial numbness could be due to common cold, sinusitis, ear infection, sensory nerve compression, peripheral neuropathy as in diabetes, inflamed wisdom tooth, impacted wisdom tooth, dental caries, etc Hemi facial numbness is also seen in Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia where a spasm may cause numbness, or due to acoustic neuroma which is a benign tumor of the eighth cranial nerve. Please ask your aunt to consult a doctor, preferably a neurologist. Take care!
Avatar m tn In all probability you have a combination of trigeminal neuralgia along with upper cervical spinal nerve compression. Since your gum pain is responding to gabapentin, ask your doctor if a multivitamin or another medication can be added to completely remove the ache. NCV and EMG can be done. You could also do neck exercises and see if it helps. Also, diabetes, hypothyroidism, lupus and other connective tissue disorders may also need to be looked into. Please discuss with your treating doctor.
1305767 tn?1361196276 While cluster headaches cannot be ruled out completely, your symptoms are more suggestive of TMJ, trigeminal neuralgia or a pinched upper cervical spinal nerve. Massaging the sore points on face, moist heat or cold packs on the face, vitamin supplements, or biofeedback are useful for some people. Discuss this with an ENT specialist and dentist. Also, doing regular neck and back exercises may help. Take care!
Avatar m tn Treatment for migraines include drugs that prevent the attack like anti convulsants and drugs which treat an attack like triptans, ergots etc your queries should pertain to all these possible differential diagnoses. Trigeminal neuralgia needs to be considered. If the neurologist and radiologist are suspecting a cerebral aneurysm, they can confirm with cerebral angiography and clipping of the aneurysm could be done. Hope this helps. Take care.