Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

Post by ALMT » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:24 pm

Long shot I know, but I had a client yesterday with Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia (ATN), which she's suffered from since 1991. She says she has tried everything to lessen the incredible pain (apparently the most painful condition one can have), except massage. She wanted to know if I do craniosacral massage, which I don't. I said I really had no idea if it would be helpful, but I offered her MFR.

We spent 30 minutes doing MFR on the face (and scalp, which I had to abandon since MFR didn't seem to work well through hair, so I did simple scalp massage). I don't think it helped much, but I told her I'd ask around to see if anyone had feedback or advice.

I also told her I'm unsure if her two brain surgeries might contraindicate craniosacral, as she has had two rods put in her brain through the top of her right skull, with a power cord under the skin that goes down her neck to a battery. The other brain surgery left a little hole in the left posterior inferior skull. She also had several facial bone surgeries before she was diagnosed with ATN.

Anyone have any thoughts about various forms of massage and ATN?
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Re: Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia

Post by pueppi » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:29 pm

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