Neuralgia (Face Pain)

Neuralgia (Face Pain)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can you do anything for a pain in the face. My dentist says it is not from my teeth ?
A. Yes in a great number of these cases I can solve the problem.

Q. What causes it ?
A. Read on down this page for information on the cause.

Q. How soon can I have an appointment ?
A. Normally within a day or two of contacting me.

Q. How do I get to your office ?
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Neuralgia (Face Pain)

There are different names given to the different types of Neuralgia but they all come down to the same thing, “a pain in the face”. Sometimes it is actually in other parts of the head but it is always a nerve pain. In some cases the pain stays in one place and in others it will travel on the nerve pathway giving a much larger area of pain or soreness.In the vast majority of cases neuralgia is caused by misalignment of the upper cervical vertebrae at the facet joints. The misalignment puts pressure on the nerves going to the face and head. This pressure is often called a pinched or trapped nerve and is usually the cause of the pain.I work to free up, or un-stick the facet joints to allow them to return to within their correct range of movement.

When the misalignment is corrected, the pressure is removed from the nerve roots and the pain level is reduced almost immediately.

I use Spinology deep muscle massage and CranioSacral Therapy to help relax the muscles. These therapies assist me in getting movement of the facet joints. They help to relax the muscles and improve the blood flow which is vital to the body’s ability to heal itself.

Most of my clients get instant relief when I get the facet joints ‘unstuck’ and allow the vertebrae to go back to their correct alignment.It usually requires a few visits to help the body to fully heal itself.