Sudden, shooting pain in the face that feels like an electrical shock is a symptom of “trigeminal neuralgia” (also called “tic douloureux”), which develops as a result of pressure applied to the “trigeminal nerve.” More common among women than men, the pain can be spontaneous or caused by stimulation of the face, such as when washing the face, applying makeup, or brushing teeth. In some cases, there is more of an aching, burning feeling than sharp pain. All these symptoms are due to pressure on the trigeminal nerve, which is one of the largest nerves in the head. When trigeminal neuralgia is caused by misalignment in the upper cervical spine, chiropractic treatment may provide pain relief.
Don’t spend another tough day at the office or another sleepless night because of aggravating pain anywhere in your body. Millions of people lead healthier and happier lives, free from chronic pain, simply because they have discovered chiropractic care. Study after study confirms that professional chiropractic care works. At FAMILY PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC, we believe a proper chiropractic spinal analysis and spinal adjustment are essential to your good health. Call us at 617.472.4220 to schedule an appointment. We’re located at 112 McGrath Hwy., Quincy, where we’re currently accepting new patients. If your problem is a chiropractic condition we offer you exceptional service.
P.S. The trigeminal nerve sends impulses of touch, pain, pressure, and temperature to the brain from the face, jaw, gums, forehead, and around the eyes.
For Your Health,
Dr. Gabrielle Freedman