Neuralgia is defined as an intense burning or stabbing pain caused by irritation of or damage to a nerve. The pain is usually brief but may be severe. It often feels as if it is shooting along the course of the affected nerve.
Different types of neuralgia occur depending on the reason the nerve has been irritated. Neuralgia can be triggered by a variety of causes, including tooth decay, eye strain, or shingles (an infection caused by the herpes zoster virus). Pain is usually felt in the part of the body that is supplied by the irritated nerve.
Causes of neuralgia include:
Certain drugs; Chemical irritation; Chronic renal insufficiency ; Diabetes ; Infections, such as shingles , syphilis , and Lyme disease ; Porphyria ; Pressure on nerves by nearby structures (for instance, tumors); Swelling and irritation (inflammation); Trauma (including surgery).
In many cases, the cause is unknown. Trigeminal neuralgia is the most common form of neuralgia.
A related but uncommon neuralgia affects the gloss pharyngeal nerve, which provides feeling to the throat.
Neuralgia is most common in elderly people, but it may occur at any age. ...
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is the pain caused by a compression of the trigeminal nerve, the largest of the twelve nerves in the cranium. The trigeminal nerve is primarily responsible for sensation in the face and one of its three branches is responsible for the movement of the jaw as well.
One of the major causes of trigeminal neuralgia is the erosion of the nerve sheath which is actually a loss of the myelin covering of the nerve. Some other causes may include compression by an adjacent blood vessel, physical damage by dental or other surgeries, genetic predisposition or rarely, a tumor or multiple sclerosis. Abnormalities usually occur at the inner nerve fibers that carry the sensation.
The trigeminal nerve is similar to other sensory nerves like the sciatic nerve in the spinal region and the pain caused by compression can be as excruciating as sciatica. Most of the conventional treatments approach TN in a similar fashion as sciatic nerve treatment.
There is no specific remedy available for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in homoeopathy. It is in the case of such symptoms and diseases where the holistic approach of all alternative therapies proves to be a handy tool in treatment. The homoeopathic approach to TN is to treat the overall symptoms and to strengthen the body so that it can heal itself.
A homoeopathic physician, in the case of TN, would first gather the following information in the minutest possible details about the pain and the patient:
The kind of sensation.
The timing of occurrence of the pain.
The factors that triggers pain
Eating habits and preference to certain foods, if any.
Responses to heat and cold.
Sleeping positions and patterns.
Medical history of the family and the patient.
Howsoever insignificant some of the details may sound, in homoeopathy nothing is left to chance. In many cases a small stress factor in early life or the posture a patient sleeps in is of importance to identify the most suitable remedy. After correlating all the information, an attempt is made to treat TN as a constitutional disease rather than treating it as a local disease. Proper emphasis is given to the psychosomatic aspect because even if it is not likely to be a causative factor, a psychosomatic symptom may be a trigger that leads to trigeminal neuralgia.
Impaired function of affected body part due to pain, or muscle weakness due to motor nerve damage; Increased sensitivity of the skin or numbness of the affected skin area (feeling similar to a local anesthetic, such as a Novocain shot); Pain along the path of a specific nerve; Pain located anywhere, usually on or near the surface of the body In the same location for each episode; Sharp, stabbing pain that comes and goes (intermittent) or constant, burning pain. Any touch or pressure is felt as pain. Movement may also be painful.
Aurohs Homeopathic Treatment
The goal of treatment is to reverse or control the cause of the nerve problem (if found), and provide pain relief.
As a trigeminal neuralgia and sciatica alternative remedy, homoeopathy has given remarkable results in alleviating pain and removing the underlying causes that lead to these conditions. Some of the major advantages of treating TN with homoeopathic remedies include effectiveness even in resistant cases, no side effects and reduction in frequency and severity of pain.
Treatment varies depending on the cause, location, and severity of the pain, and other factors.
Even if the cause of the neuralgia is never identified, the condition may improve on its own or disappear with time.
Strict control of blood sugar may speed recovery in people with diabetes who develop neuralgia.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed by symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people. However, to make it quicker to find the symptoms related to Neuralgia, the symptoms experienced by a previous visitor to our homeopathic remedy finder have been grouped, by them, under the name of Neuralgia.
There may be symptoms not related to Neuralgia, and this may not be an exhaustive list of symptoms. There are certain caveats attached to all homoeopathic treatments in relation to the food items that you have to avoid.
An Aurohs specialist is the right person to consult in this regard. Properly selected after studying all the symptoms, an Aurohs remedy can be extremely effective.