I gave a talk this Saturday at the Seattle Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain Support Group at the University of Washington Medical Center.  It was definately the most fun that I’ve had doing a talk like this and I want to give a big thank you to the individuals that set it up.  The group was very inquisitive and we ended up talking and answering questions for two and a half hours.

A copy of the talk is here.  Basic take-a-way is how over excitation of the trigeminal nerve nucleus caused by misalignment of the upper neck can exaccerbate or cause trigeminal nerve pain.  If you have trigeminal neuralgia or facial pain it could be caused by the misalignment of the upper neck.  I would recommend getting a thermographic scan from an upper cervical chiropractor to see if there is pressure on the nervous system at the brain stem level.