Homeopathy Treated A Difficult Case of Trigeminal Neuralgia Offering The Patient Immense Relief
Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition that causes electric-shock-like pain affecting one side of the face. This chronic pain condition affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain.
The other common symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia are pain that often lasts from a few seconds to several minutes and often gets triggered by touching, chewing, speaking, brushing the teeth, etc. Often areas like the cheek, jaw, teeth, gums lips, eyes, and forehead that are supplied by the trigeminal nerve are affected. Fortunately, you have homeopathy to treat the condition. Let’s have a look at how homeopathy treated a patient with trigeminal neuralgia effectively.
A 52-year-old middle-aged lady (PIN: 37915) approached Life Force Homeopathy, Chembur branch on 9th September 2018 for the treatment of her complaint of Trigeminal Neuralgia which she was suffering from since 2002.
Her main presenting symptoms were a sharp stinging, throbbing type of pain with swelling on the left side of the face. The pain often started from the last molar teeth of the left side which then radiated upwards to the eyebrows, ears, and shoulder area of the left side. Her complaints were often triggered by the cold weather, by eating curd, and pickles, touching or rubbing her face, brushing her teeth, and eating. The patient was tired of the constant pain and had tried all sorts of treatments without any satisfactory results.
She had an average appetite and preferred eating simple vegetarian food. She had an average thirst and drank 2-2.5 liters of water daily. The patient experienced average perspiration and preferred the warm weather as she couldn’t tolerate the cold weather. Her bowel movements were satisfactory, and she had no urinary symptoms. The patient enjoyed a sound sleep and had no recurrent dreams as such.
Psychological and Family Make-Up:
Her mental generals were taken into consideration. She had a happy childhood with a happy and supportive family. The patient had a satisfactory married life. She had no major stress or tension in life. She was happy and well-settled in life. Her intellectual sphere was also asked about. Her memory, perception, and intelligence all were good.
Also, her general and systemic examination was done and her weight and BP were checked and updated.
Personal and Family Medical History:
Her history of ailments was asked about and updated in the case file. Also, her current prescription details were updated. Besides trigeminal neuralgia, the patient was also suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and thyroid issue.
Her family history of ailments was also asked about and updated.
At Life Force:
After studying the case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed his research-based homeopathic medicines to the patient.
At the first follow-up on 14th December 2018, the patient was better by 40%-50% and experienced a good improvement.
In further follow-ups, the patient experienced further improvement. However, her complaints used to get triggered due to factors such as cold weather, cold and sour food, pressure on the affected part, etc.
By 28th April 2021, the patient was better by around 70% particularly in relief from the severity of her complaints. Since then, her complaints were stable. She had no severe episodes of pain which was a big relief to the patient.
The patient was very happy and grateful to Dr. Shah for the excellent results that she experienced.
This case illustrates that homeopathy helps in relieving the intensity, frequency, and duration of attacks of Trigeminal neuralgia and controls the underlying process of nerve damage, and relieves the patient of the pain. Homeopathy offers immense relief from pain and frequency of trigeminal neuralgia effectively and safely without any side effects.