Trigeminal nerve pain

Trigeminal nerve pain

Characteristics of trigeminal nerve pain: Nervus trigeminus is a mixed motor-sensory nerve (trigeminal nerve), with prevailing sensory fibres. It has three major branches: the ophthalmic nerve, the maxillary nerve and the mandibular nerve. Pathology may occur at any level of the trigeminal nerve, from small branches in the area of the teeth, jaws and paranasal sinuses, up to the cavernous sinus and subarachnoid space and the brainstem. Trigeminal nerve pain may be caused by a tumour-induced compression, trauma, nerve ischaemia, inflammation of the nerve and surrounding tissues, infection (herpes zoster), autoimmune and metabolic diseases, toxic effects, and others.

Trigeminal neuralgia (trigeminal nerve) develops due to involvement of the sensory component, and is classified as primary or secondary neuralgia. Management of primary neuralgia requires a pharmaceutical approach and surgical treatment, while symptomatic treatment is used for secondary neuralgia depending on the primary process.

Using magnetic therapy in trigeminal nerve pain

Due to its exceptional properties, low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy can be used as complementary and symptomatic treatment of trigeminal nerve pain. It reduces pain, both through direct effect on the conduction of the nerve impulses and through anti-inflammatory effects. The application of magnetic therapy in trigeminal nerve pain is simple and is widely used (except for tumour-induced compression). Early and repeated daily treatment can prevent the transition to chronicity and further progression.

Application of magnetic therapy in trigeminal nerve pain

Daily application programs are used repeatedly at a range of 2-6 Hz to reduce trigeminal nerve acute pain, while in the recovery period, this treatment can be alternated with programs using a range of 50-81 Hz. A small elliptical and solenoid-type applicator is suitable.

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