I was diagnosed with TN over a year ago. I was in constant shocking pain. I could not eat, or talk. I searched for alternative therapies instead of the mind numbing drugs docs want to prescribe. I found that some people received relief from Chiropractic “Upper Cervical” adjustments.
I could not find a “Upper Cervical” Chiropractor in my area. So I found a reputable regular Chiropractor. He took X-rays and found that my neck was really mis-aligned (I could see it myself on the xray) and that he felt confident that this would cause my pain.
I have been going 2x a week since May and feel great! I know that TN could go into remission, but I firmly believe that the Chiro adjustments did the trick.
Please go to a chiropractor (one specializing in Upper Cervical Care would be best but there are not a lot of them. Try www.nucca.org) find out if you really have TN or if the C1 and C2 vertebrae are just pushing on a nerve as I really believe was my case. I would have taken the strong medications for nothing had I not tried this route. Insurance covers the visits so you have nothing to loose but a few xrays.