Objective: To describe the successful chiropractic treatment of a patient with trigeminal neuralgia. Clinical Features: A 25-year-old male had burning left-sided jaw and face pain present for 6 months. This was previously diagnosed by an MD as trigeminal neuralgia.
Intervention and Outcome: The conservative treatment consisted of a combination of cold laser therapy, manual therapy, and mobilization of the mandible and cervical spine. His symptoms improved following treatment and resolved after 3 months of care. They returned after an injury experienced during a boxing match and were again resolved with additional course of conservative care.
Conclusion: This case describes the treatment of a patient with trigeminal neuralgia using chiropractic manipulation and cold laser and manual therapy, which led to the resolution of symptoms and allowed the patient to return to normal activities.
Author keywords: Trigeminal Neuralgia; Boxing Injuries; Chiropractic
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