What is Cranial Neuralgia?

There are many types of headaches. Cranial neuralgia is one type. Headaches, in general, originate from the same place. The brain itself does not contain nerves. Therefore, the pain is not actually in the brain. What is happening is that the eyes, ears, veins, sinuses, and other body parts are sending signals to the brain telling it that there is pain.

The cerebrum lies just below the skull. When people describe headaches, this area is usually referred to. There are other headaches that are described as feeling pain in the face. These headaches are said to be cranial neuralgia. The muscles that support and move the head and neck can become irritated and swollen, leading to cranial neuralgia. The term cranial neuralgia actually covers a large group of similar conditions. Is there any relief to be had from this type of pain?

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Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care and Cranial Neuralgia

Upper cervical chiropractors are able to successfully treat patients experiencing cranial neuralgia. This is done by focusing on the alignment of the C1 and C2 vertebrae, also called the atlas and axis. It has been determined through research that when these bones are out of place, the end result is problems with nerves, particularly those in the face and neck since they are so close to the upper spine.

Upper cervical chiropractors are specially trained to detect and then correct these misalignments through advanced tools and techniques. After determining whether or not a person actually has a misalignment, we can tailor a treatment plan for each individual patient. We then use gentle, effective methods to provide patients with long lasting relief from headache symptoms. Once the vertebrae are back in alignment, nerves begin to react properly once again. In many cases, cranial neuralgia goes away completely. Why not give this natural method a try?

Elan Schrier Dr. Elan Schrier is the clinic director of Schrier Family Chiropractic. He focuses in upper cervical chiropractic and continuously is training to improve the quality of his patients' lives. He has a lot of success with difficult vertigo, migraine, and fibromyalgia patients.

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