Trigeminal neuralgia is a problem that affects the trigeminal nerve, the main sensory nerve of the head, and causes a great intensity of pain to who suffer it. The cause is unknown.
This facial pain usually lasts seconds to several minutes. It is also known by the name of tic douloureux making reference to the involuntary gest of pain for who suffer it; the pain that can simulate an electrical discharge, a stab-like sensation or a whiplash. It can be very incapacitating.
The preface of the American guide “Striking Back! The Trigeminal Neuralgia Handbook” published by the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association in the year 2000 it’s written by the specialist Peter J. Janetta and describes in 8 pages the good results that can be achieved with the upper cervical specific treatment "Atlas Orthogonal".