Your Nervous System and Trigeminal Neuralgia

In the simplest of terms, Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition of a stressed nerve and - by association - a stressed nervous system. Because our organs and systems are all interconnected - a fact that is very visible when you look at an anatomical picture of the body’s ubiquititus nervous system - Dr. Patrick’s treatment works to reduce the stressors on the whole body in order to reduce the stress on the trigeminal nerve.

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Our central nervous system is made up of the brain and the spinal cord, which can be divided into three parts. Messages from the brain are distributed from the spinal cord to our nervous system to help our body perform its day-to-day functions.

Of the three parts of the central nervous system, the autonomic nervous system is one that greatly influences our digestion. Think of your autonomic nervous system as the automatic nervous system – it automatically controls bodily functions like breathing, blinking, and digesting without you ever having to think about it.

The autonomic nervous system is further divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems have to do with whether our bodies are respectively in a ‘hyperenergized’ state or a ‘relaxed state’. The balance between our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in particular impacts the digestive system. If we are not digesting our food properly - because we are in a chronic ‘hyperenergized’ state -  then we are not receiving the nutrients we need to maintain and heal our bodies.

 How does this relate to Trigeminal Neuralgia?

When the sympathetic nervous system is in a chronic state of hyper-ness due to imbalances, it may contribute to the ‘hyper-ness’ or ultra sensitivity of the trigeminal nerve. 

Simply stated, a ‘hyper’ nervous system equates to hyper nerves.

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