The human body includes twelve paired cranial nerves. In their number enters and is the fifth under the account the trigeminal nerve. This pair of nerves is located on the right and on the left side of the face, providing sensitivity of this area. The triple nerve consists of three branches, each of which is responsible for the sensitivity of the face in the corresponding area. The first makes it sensitive:
The second branch:
Inflammation, as a rule, manifests itself in one part of the face. It is accompanied by very severe painful pains, caused by nerve irritation. Often, pain is observed in the lower part of the face, less often the pain appears in the forehead and around the nose.
To date, completely get rid of the disease of the trigeminal nerve is not always possible. There are methods that significantly reduce pain in neuralgia. These include the use of anticonvulsants. In those cases when medical treatment causes serious side effects or does not bring any noticeable results, surgical treatment is used.
Causes of neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve.
The cause of irritation of the trigeminal nerve, and as a consequence of severe pain, is the compression of the nerve and the destruction of the myelin sheath. Such phenomena can be caused by tumors, contact at the base of the skull blood vessels, namely veins and arteries, with trigeminal nerve, due to which the nerve is squeezed. In young people, this disease usually occurs from multiple sclerosis, leading to the destruction of the myelin sheath of the trigeminal nerve.
Attack of trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by the most simple phenomena. The appearance of severe pain is facilitated by:
Symptoms of neuralgia of the trigeminal nerve.
The course of this disease is divided into two kinds of : typical and atypical.
To a typical course of the disease include a periodic occurrence, and the fading of shooting pain. Painful sensations are comparable to a current shock. Often they appear with a light touch of to this or that part of the face.
At an atypical course of the disease, there are no periods of remission of pain. Painful sensations are permanent, they cover large areas of the face. With the current treated, the disease is very difficult to treat .
Sometimes, pain can appear for no apparent reason, quite unexpectedly. In other cases, it is characteristic of her appearance in stressful situations: after major nervous shocks, dental treatment or stroke on the face. However, most doctors believe that pathology began to develop much earlier than, than there were pains, and the stressful situation served only as an additional impetus in the development of the disease. Very often patients mistakenly take pain arising from the defeat of the trigeminal nerve for toothache. This is due to the manifestation of pain in the area of the tender or upper jaw. In this case, after dental treatment, the pain does not decrease.
Symptoms that accompany the pathology of the trigeminal nerve are similar to those that occur in other diseases, such as: Ernest syndrome, occipital nerve, temporal tendonitis.
With Ernest's syndrome, there are pains in the face and neck area, as well as headaches. Such a disease can be caused by damage to the stylomandibular ligament, which connects the lower jaw with the base of the skull .
Symptoms of temporal tendonitis include: headache and toothache, pain in the cheek and neck.
With inflammation of the occipital nerve, the head starts to hurt from behind, and after that the pain also spreads to the front part.
Disease of the trigeminal nerve - cyclical, due to a change in the periods of exacerbation and remission of pain. Usually, the pain starts abruptly, After 20 seconds reach their peak, last for a while, followed by small intervals relief. The frequency of such attacks in all patients is different. Someone's pain occurs once a day, someone may show up every hour.
Treating the trigeminal nerve with cereals and herbs.
To treat the pathology of the trigeminal nerve, tea is made from chemist's chamomile. To do this, you need to take a teaspoon of dried flowers for a glass of boiling water. Allow to cool slightly, and still warm tea to type into the mouth, keep as much as you can.
In addition, you can warm up a glass of buckwheat in a frying pan. Pour the rump into a tissue bag and apply to a place where pain is disturbed. Keep until completely cooled. The procedure is recommended to be performed every day 2-3 times.
It is recommended to use a tincture from the root of the althaea. Prepare it you can fill 4 teaspoons of althea root with a glass of cooled boiled water and leave for 8 hours. After that, do before bedtime compress on the sore spots, covering it with compress paper and wrapped something warm. The compress should be kept 60 - 90 minutes, then remove and tie the head with a warm kerchief at night. The duration of this procedure is about a week, during which time the pain should stop.
Treating the trigeminal nerve with fir oil.
Fir oil is perhaps one of the most effective treatments. The remedy allows to get rid of the inflammation completely and in a fairly short time. When this method is used, redness can be obtained. and swelling of the skin, but within three days everything goes along with the painful pains of the disease. The use of fir oil is quite simple. It is necessary to moisten the cotton swab with oil and rub into the skin 5-6 times a day, the procedure should be repeated for three days. To avoid burning the skin, rubbing should not be very intense.
Treatment of neuralgia with the egg.
This method of treatment was shared by a person based on his own experience. Who was able to get rid of the disease and now for several years the painful symptoms do not bother him . And in cases of exacerbation (occasionally still occur), sufficient drug treatment, i.e., the use of an anesthetic drug.
Like all the ingenious recipe is very simple. It is necessary to take a boiled egg, clean and split with a knife in half, apply the most intense pain to the place. The method is very effective - the pain disappears quickly and for a long time. The main thing to apply it at the very beginning of an attack, as soon as you feel pain.
Treatment of inflammation of the trigeminal nerve with herbs.
As previously mentioned, plants such as marshmallow and chamomile are good for trigeminal nerve disease. Consider another way to treat the trigeminal nerve with the help of these herbs. It is similar to the treatment described above, but in this method the two methods are combined into one procedure. It is necessary to prepare separately an infusion of chamomile and althea. Chamomile infusion is prepared from flowers. One teaspoon is poured a glass of boiling water. To prepare the infusion from the althea, you can use both a crushed root, and leaves and flowers.
When preparing the infusion from the roots, take 4 teaspoons of raw material for a glass of chilled boiling water and insist during the night. If you use flowers and leaves of the althea - the infusion prepare a little differently. Take two tablespoons of dried leaves or flowers, pour a glass of boiling water, insist one hour.
Infusion of chamomile is typed into the mouth and kept as long as possible. Simultaneously, a gauze compress impregnated with a decoction of althea is applied to the sore spot. Marl on top covered with compress paper and wrapped with a woolen scarf or handkerchief. The procedure is done several times a day. Treatment should continue until the pain disappears completely.