Read on to find out 3 of the deadliest mistakes trigeminal neuralgia sufferers are making, and straight talk on the 6 things you can do instead
Mistake # 1- Being a passive rather than an active patient – The conventional medical model incorporates the notion that the doctor provides instructions and you the patient are expected to follow the instructions. This model has serious shortcomings, especially now that you are dealing with chronic pain. This model not only fails to recognize, let alone address the underlying problems, but your emotional, psychological and social needs are also ignored.
What to do instead: In managing your trigeminal neuralgia, there are 2 things you must do instead;
1. You must take an active role in determining your treatment plan
2. You must take a proactive role in moving beyond drugs and surgery onto the path that leads to optimal health and wellness. This path involves your body, mind and spirit. It is achieved only by following a comprehensive approach that complements your treatment plan with a wellness plan. One way to do this is to follow a step by step program which you can do on your own or with the help of a health coach if you prefer.
Mistake # 2 – Taking a single bullet approach to getting well again – By single bullet approach, I mean looking for that one magic trigeminal neuralgia treatment that is going to make it all right again. This is a set up for frustration and disappointment. Trigeminal neuralgia is a complex problem for which there is no single treatment. No wonder physicians and patients alike who take this single bullet approach are at their wits end.
What to do instead: You must complement your conventional treatment of trigeminal neuralgia with an approach that includes the following 3 things:
1. Destroy the underlying microorganisms
2. Work on rebuilding your immune system
3. Follow a nutritional program that facilities the healing of your nerves and the restoration of the myelin sheath
This is the only approach to the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia pain that gives you any meaningful hope of successfully managing your trigeminal neuralgia and getting well again.
Mistake # 3 – Not finding the cause of trigeminal neuralgia in your particular situation – Conventional medicine treats your trigeminal neuralgia symptoms, but rarely if ever helps you determine the cause of the problem. Neither drugs nor surgery is designed to deal with underlying causes. If the truth be known, there are many causes of trigeminal neuralgia, atypical trigeminal neuralgia and idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. These causes, when properly addressed, go a long way in ameliorating and in many cases eliminating the pain.
What to do instead: Seriously consider kinesiology testing as this can help you screen for possible causes of nerve deterioration. Kinesiology will help to identify heavy metal toxicity, food sensitivities, microorganisms and electromagnetic frequency sensitivities among other causes. These have all been identified in patients with trigeminal neuralgia and these patients improved significantly when these underlying causes were addressed. Kinesiology testing may be the most important step you can take in determining the cause of your trigeminal neuralgia.