Finding Relief for Trigeminal Neuralgia through Chiropractic Care

Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) can be a relentless and excruciating condition, causing severe facial pain that can disrupt daily life. If you or someone you know is dealing with this condition, you may be seeking relief beyond conventional medical treatments. In this blog, we’ll explore the role of Chiropractic care for those who suffer with TN.

Understanding Trigeminal Neuralgia

TN is often described as “the suicide disease” because how severe it can be. It is known by sudden and severe facial pain, typically affecting one side of the face. The pain can be triggered by simple activities like eating or talking, making life unbearable for those who suffer from it. It comes from compression of the fifth cranial nerve which provides feeling and nerve signalling to many parts of the head and face.

The Role of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a non-invasive approach to health. It focuses on the spine and nervous system, which plays a crucial role in TN. Misalignments in the spine, known as subluxations, can contribute to nerve irritation and can worsen TN symptoms. As you optimise the spine and nervous system function, it can reduce the pressure being put on said nerves.

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How Chiropractic Care Can Help



We use precise adjustments to the spine, relieving pressure on the nervous system. For TN sufferers, this can mean a significant reduction in pain and discomfort. While chiropractic may not be a cure for TN, many patients experience improved quality of life and reduction in pain intensity.


We use many different methods to measure how well the spine and nervous system are working, including the CLA insight scans. This measures the adaptability within the nervous system, surface EMG of the spinal muscles and thermography which measures the temperature either side of the spine.


We can test all the cranial nerves which gives us valuable insights into how they are function. Giving us the ability to monitor the changes that occur.


If you or someone you know is grappling with the challenges of Trigeminal Neuralgia, it is worth exploring Chiropractic care. While it may not be a one-size-fits-all solution, many individuals have found relief and improved their quality of life through chiropractic care.


If you suffer from Trigeminal Neuralgia and would like to try chiropractic, you can book in a New Patient Exam with Dr. Alex Hillyer here.


If you aren't sure whether chiropractic care is right for you, please call our office at 01908 774058 and we would be happy to have a free informal conversation with you. We are here to support you on your journey towards a pain-free life!


And if you would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help with other health issues, please check out our other blogs here!