One more clinical disorder which renders individual annoyed with intense pain, helpless ..its a facial pain ..excruciating , electric shock like , in paroxysms .. known as TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA or FACIAL NEURALGIA
Trigeminal nerve which provides sensation to the face , also responsible for motor activities like chewing , biting , talking , smiling , laughing , gets affected in this disorder !
Again , why this happens!? Cause remains obscured ..
There are many theories, that the nerve irritation happens due to pressure of the adjacent vein or artery , defect in myelin sheath, trauma ..
None of these helping in the process of recovery ..
Trigeminal nerve has 3 branches .. one supplies to the eyes and above the eyes, the other one to the cheeks and upper jaw .. the lower branch to the lower jaw.
There are sudden attacks of electric shock like pains which involve one or more than one , the above mentioned areas .. when the person talks, eats, brushes the teeth, laughs …
The pain is so excruciating, that the person develops dread of that pain and starts avoiding necessary activities like eating, brushing teeth etc ..
Keeps on taking oxytol , Tegretol, gabapentin like anticonvulsant medicine yet can not get free from fear of pain and attacks of pain ..
The whole scenario pushes him into despair … thinking that there is no end to this suffering ..
HOMOEOPATHY again comes here to give this person a new life .. which is WITHOUT PAIN!
You will be surprised, but for such a painful complex disorder , which involves nerve irritation , HOMOEOPATHY proves to be THE RESORT .
There are some homoeopathic remedies which have a specific action on the trigeminal nerve, mentioned in classical literature and prove to be effective in homoeopathic practice also..
These medicines if taken regularly , reduce the sensitivity of the nerve .. the pain attacks become milder, infrequent ..and later on the pain actually disappears ..
Of course, this is a nerve disorder, so , there are some chances that pain comes back .. yet it is milder. The homoeopathic treatment neds to be taken for 8 to 12 months . yet you start experiencing improvement with in 1 to 2 months .
Its really amazing and fulfilling to see when patient who had come in despair due to pain, GIVES A PAINLESS SMILE when he visits the clinic!