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Jenna Subchuk
Josephine Edvardsson
David Russell


Trigeminal Neuralgia


Objective: To discuss improvement of symptoms associated with trigeminal neuralgia in a 65-year-old female receiving Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT).

Clinical Features: A 65-year-old female had a 6-year history of trigeminal neuralgia and failed surgical intervention. Postural alterations, reduction in cervical ranges of motion (ROM) and positive cranial nerve V and VII tests were found in conjunction with indicators of vertebral subluxation throughout the spine.

Intervention and Outcome: Chiropractic care using AMCT was provided for correction of vertebral subluxations. The patient reported subjective improvement in facial pain, physical functioning and mental/emotional wellbeing, as well as reduced pharmaceutical use for her trigeminal neuralgia. The patient demonstrated objective improvement in posture, cervical ROM, cranial nerve V and VII function, and reduction of direct indicators of vertebral subluxation.

Conclusion: A course of chiropractic care, using AMCT for the assessment and correction of vertebral subluxation, was associated with reduction of symptoms associated with trigeminal neuralgia.


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