Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day 2021
On October 7th, National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day brings support and education to the general public about a painful condition. The trigeminal nerve (CNV) is the largest of cranial nerves. Those with trigeminal neuralgia may experience severe pain in the face and jaw. Even slight stimulation can trigger pain. The pain can be shooting or jabbing. Before an episode begins, some sufferers may experience a burning sensation. The pain may be localized or spread and may worsen over time. The observance encourages us to support those who suffer from this debilitating condition. The day promotes advancing the cause of research to help find a cure. It also aims to raise awareness to improve diagnosis and treatment procedures.
I have provided below a brief video from the Johns Hopkins Medicine website on What Is Trigeminal Neuralgia? https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/trigeminal-neuralgia
I then put together my own video with the use of the visible body, to provide a visual on The Anatomical Pathway and Course Of The Trigeminal Nerve from within the brainstem, to the various areas on our face that it can cause or send pain signals. In addition, some insight on how Physical Therapy and Mobilization to the various cranial bones and various neural stretches can help reduce the symptoms and severity. I hope you find it helpful.