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    Is trigeminal neuralgia preventable?

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    Kerry Read

    Physiotherapist

    Headline Physiotherapy for the Head Neck and Jaw deals specifically with TMJ Facial Pain Headache Migraine and other musculoskeletal issues involving the cranial area. All … View Profile

    The specific causes of trigeminal neuralgia remain unknown so it would be difficult to prevent it. However, patients whose trigeminal pain has responded to musculoskeletal treatment often become very skilled at preventing their own pain. I have one patient who has been free of attacks for several years. If she experiences a particular sensation -the faintest buzzing in her head, she knows she has to pay close attention to her posture, her muscles and her stress levels. This seems to keep any further problems at bay. She also has a physio session every 4 to 6 months as a preventive measure.

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