Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a not frequent nerve problem from an epidemiological point of view but it is very annoying for those who suffer of it.

This disorder causes sudden, stabbing pain also of very high intensity and in many cases it is also poorly tolerated by the psychological point of view.

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The trigeminal nerve
Castano & Co, Anatomia Umana
Edi-Ermes, pag.356

Very often this problem has an osteopathic basis.

Osteopathic dysfunctions involving the base of the skull in particular may be responsible for the unleashing of such neuralgia in the moment in which there is a direct involvement of the ganglion of Gasser, which is the anatomical origin of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve.

This ganglion is resting on the petrous temporal bone but remains outside the meninges outside (or dura mater), which lines the inside of the skull.

That is, it is as if he was "tacked to the wall but under the upholstery".

Therefore, a dysfunction of the skull base can very easily affect the physiology of the ganglion of Gasser because it fits closely to the movements and thus to cranio-sacral dysfunction.

Personally, I have successfully solved several cases of this type.

One for all the case of an architect suffering from trigeminal neuralgia Acute twice a week but with increases in intensity and frequency in the event of stress.

At the initial consultation, the problem ha benen this for years.

Osteopathic examination showed that there was a strong state of compression of the skull with intracranial membranes and restrictions on the level of the first cervical vertebrae as well as of the temporomandibular joint on the left side.

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There was also a prior art one-sided on the left side of the sacrum and a structural dysfunction at the level of the right foot.

During the period of nearly a year, the intensity of the "shock" is greatly diminished and the frequency reduced to sporadic.

After about a year no further incidents occurred.

In general Trigeminal neuralgia takes quite long time to heal; Patients treated by me for this type of problem only a few have had benefits in a shorter time.

This can sometimes cause discouragement by the Patient.

In any case, the decompression of the cranial base and the restoration of a proper craniosacral dynamic are crucial and decisive for solving this type of problem.