Trigeminal neuralgia is recognized as one of the most painful afflictions known to man. It is a disorder of the trigeminal nerve, which is primarily responsible for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. The illness causes sudden, acute bouts of facial pain, often untouched by pain relievers.
This debilitating condition usually occurs when pressure is put on the nerve, causing it to malfunction. This breakdown can be due to aging, multiple sclerosis, injury, stroke or other traumas.
Trigeminal neuralgia is close to Dr. Peddy's heart. His father struggled with this ailment for 12 years, and on the brink of suicide, finally found relief through an Upper Cervical chiropractor. Here you will find Dr. Peddy's inspiration to pursue a career in Upper Cervical care.
Upper Cervical chiropractors, like Dr. Peddy, are getting impressive results with their Trigeminal Neuralgia patients. It is suggested that a misalignment of the neck contributes to the abnormal function of the nerve, causing the severe symptoms TN patients experience.