How Long Does Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) Last? Is there any natural treatment to get rid of it?
Do you have tender spots on your face that are impossible to touch without evoking pain attacks? Does a draft of wind on your face cause you to wince in agony? Do you have any problems while chewing, laughing, or brushing your teeth? Does your facial pain extend to your ear or head? Does this pain come suddenly and last from just a few seconds to minutes and then subside or is there a persistent dull ache, which intensifies under certain circumstances?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, you’re probably suffering from the debilitating symptoms that come with trigeminal neuralgia. TN is one of the most excruciating painful conditions known to man and while it may feel as though there is no end in sight to the pain and discomfort, there are treatments and procedures that can provide pain relief for your trigeminal neuralgia symptoms. Read on to learn more about this disease, the different categories of pain and the treatment options along with their efficacies in this condition.
Are There Different Types of TN and How Long Does the Pain Last?
Undoubtedly, Trigeminal neuralgia is torture and the pain is sudden, gripping and the severity and duration seems to worsen in some cases as the condition advances. Patients have reported that they have had pain episodes that initially lasted seconds and gradually progressed to hours with intermittent breaks in between. Depending on the pain that patients have reported, TN is categorized as:
- Trigeminal neuralgia type 1 (TN1): This is the classic form also know as typical, where the pain is sharp, piercing, and stabbing occurring in sudden bursts and at certain times in response to touching a “trigger point” on the face or performing a particular activity, such as chewing, brushing or talking.
- Trigeminal neuralgia type 2 (TN2): Also referred to as atypical. Pain is more constant, continuous, and involves aching, throbbing and burning sensations.
Is Trigeminal Neuralgia a Lifetime Affliction?
You don’t have to live with the pain and debilitation that comes with trigeminal neuralgia. Numerous treatment options are available to manage the pain. However, it is important to understand that many of these treatment modalities are temporary fixes and may do more harm than good in the long run. Conventional medicines include painkillers that are not viable for chronic pain; anticonvulsants such as Tegretol and Trileptal only provide temporary relief, are limited in the benefits that they offer and their toxic side effects have earned them a bad rap. Surgical intervention is another mode of treatment often suggested to TN patients but it is risky and not at all foolproof as many patients have had relapses even after undergoing surgery.
In fact, a clinical review showed that only 44% of TN patients were pain free after Gamma knife surgery and most of the patients continued to live in as much or more pain after the surgery.
Plus, they often lead to side effects such as facial numbness, strokes, and reduced hearing.
Luckily, if you’ve explored the conventional options for obtaining pain relief for trigeminal neuralgia and decided it’s not for you, there are other alternative treatments available that include herbs, resonance homeopathic remedies, and nutritional supplements.
There is growing evidence that natural ingredients are loaded with therapeutic properties and when used judiciously and in the right way can indeed be a safe, holistic and comprehensive approach in tending to battered nerves. Biogetica doctors have formulated unique, exclusive protocols for protecting, repairing, rejuvenating and enhancing nerves after extensive research on each ingredient. Our multidisciplinary Salvation Kit with OM13 Formula is a combination of natural, potentized therapies and herbal mixtures based on the principles of resonance homeopathy and ayurveda. The kit ingredients potentially work by:
- Nourishing the myelin sheath covering around the nerve
- Relaxing the muscles
- Calming the trigeminal nerve and preventing it from sending painful signals
- Increasing nerve strength
- Providing relief to the hypersensitive nerve
- Providing nutrients essential to healthy nerve function whilst guiding the body in how to utilise them.
Our nerve health kits combine different ingredients such as Aconite, Hypericum, Glycyrrihiza glabra, Bacopa monnieri, Vitis vinnifera, etc, which have been clinically studied for nerve health. Biogetica’s groundbreaking kits have helped thousands on the road to health and freedom. So, if you’re looking for a treatment for Trigeminal Neuralgia or want to discuss your symptoms, then please consult our expert panel of doctors available for you 24/7 at www.biogetica.com now.
Dr Khyati Dave is a licensed Homeopathy Physician and Nutritional Consultant. With Biogetica, she has witnessed many patients, who had otherwise given up hope, heal faster supplemented by our natural methods. She considers consulting Biogetica patients her primary responsibility and honour. She often writes about nutrition, natural treatment methods and diet. Her mission is to apply her medical talents to help each patient heal faster and do her best to give the immunity of patients with so called ‘incurable’ diseases a fighting chance.