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Meredith Meyers
Amanda Vozar
Je'Ne Jordahl


Trigeminal Neuralgia, Manipulation


Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic management of a patient with an atypical presentation of trigeminal neuralgia.

Clinical Features: A 45-year-old female patient had right-sided jaw pain and numbness in the tip of her nose. These symptoms had been present for a month prior to her seeking care.

Intervention and Outcome: Her right temporomandibular joint was adjusted via light-force activator 9 times over a 2-month period. This led to full resolution of her symptoms.

Conclusion: Treatment of atypical trigeminal neuralgia with chiropractic manipulation using Activator Technique resulted in the resolution of jaw pain and nose numbness and allowed the patient to return to normal activities.


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