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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Trigeminal Neuralgia: Understanding the Pain and How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help

Updated: Apr 27, 2023

Trigeminal Neuralgia Chiropractic Treatment
Illustration of Trigeminal Nerve, source: Dopps Chiropractic of Overland Park

Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a debilitating condition characterized by intense facial pain that can be triggered by even the slightest touch or movement. The pain is caused by irritation or damage to the trigeminal nerve, which is responsible for sensation in the face.

Symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia include sharp, stabbing pain in the cheek, jaw, or around the eye, as well as muscle spasms and sensitivity to light. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, infection, or a tumor pressing on the nerve.

While trigeminal neuralgia can be treated with medication, surgery, or other medical procedures, many patients find that chiropractic treatment can also be an effective option. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques to address the underlying cause of the pain, including spinal adjustments, manual therapy, and physical therapy.

One of the benefits of chiropractic treatment for trigeminal neuralgia is that it is non-invasive and does not involve the use of drugs. Chiropractors also take a holistic approach, looking at the whole person rather than just the symptoms, which can help to improve overall health and wellness.

If you're experiencing facial pain and think you may have trigeminal neuralgia, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rory Dopps at Dopps Chiropractic. Dr. Dopps will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your pain and helps you find relief. To schedule an appointment, please visit


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