Neuralgia is a condition in which nerves are damaged or irritated, leading to shooting pain.  This condition can affect any part of the body. Some cases of neuralgia may be mild while others can cause severe pain.  This type of pain can be debilitating, affecting every part of your life and hindering you from performing even the simplest daily tasks.  Symptoms of neuralgia can include increased sensitivity along the nerve site, muscle weakness, or a sharp, stabbing pain in the same location. Sometimes this pain may come and go.  Other times, it may be a constant, burning sensation.  Whatever type of pain you may experience, neuralgia can affect your overall quality of life.  Chiropractic care from a Charlotte chiropractor can help ease neuralgia pain and help you manage symptoms so you can get back to living your life once again.

Types of Neuralgia

There are several different types of neuralgia that can affect different parts of the body.  Trigeminal neuralgia is a type of neuralgia that affects the trigeminal nerve in the head.  This nerve branches into every part of the head, including the face, nose, teeth, mouth, and brain.  Type 1 TN is a shock-like sensation that can come and go suddenly.  Type 2 TN is a more constant dull, aching feeling in the face.

Another type of neuralgia is postherpetic neuralgia.  This type affects the nerves of the skin.  It is one of the most common complications of shingles and approximately 10-13% of all who develop shingles will also develop PHN, which brings about skin sensitivity and inflammation.

Occipital neuralgia affects the occipital nerves of the neck and back of the head.  It starts with a throbbing pain near the base of the skull and can radiate out along the scalp or near the back of the eyes.  Diabetes, neck injuries, tense neck muscles, sudden movement, or inflamed blood vessels are just some of the causes of ON.

Peripheral neuralgia is nerve damage that affects the peripheral nervous system, which includes all the nerve fibers along the spinal cord and brain.  It can affect one or many nerves that can affect muscle movement, sensory information, or the regulation of internal organs.  Intercostal neuralgia affects the nerve groups located just below the ribs near the intercostal muscles.  Surgery near this area, shingles, or pressure in this region can lead to intercostal neuralgia that causes a sharp, burning pain in the chest, upper abdomen, and upper back.

The many different types of neuralgia have one thing in common: your nerves.  Thankfully, when other methods to manage symptoms have failed or only offered temporary relief, neurologically-based chiropractic care from Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can provide lasting relief.

Chiropractic Care for Neuralgia

Neurologically-based chiropractic care is a great option for managing neuralgia pain because it gets right to the root of the matter—the nerves. Spinal misalignments can cause nerve interference that can lead to dysfunction of the body and can impact different nerves within the body that can cause neuralgia. Dr. Grant of Greater Life Chiropractic can perform gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to correct misalignments and restore nerve function, as well as improve the function of the entire central nervous system as a whole. Not only can this provide relief from the various types of neuralgia, but it can also improve the health and wellness of the whole body for an improved quality of life.

If you suffer from one or more types of neuralgia pain, Dr. Grant can help bring about much-desired relief. Call to set up your consultation so you can get back to living and enjoying life once again.



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