Sunday, November 9, 2008

request for help!

request for help:
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to all of the massage therapy providers and health care practitioners out there... (please forward this, as you see fit, to those who you trust as knowledgeable healers).
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someone very, very close to me has been diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia (TN), aka "tic douloureux). ..TN is a disorder of unilateral (usually right-sided) facial pain. ..it is thought that TN results from irritation of the trigeminal nerve. ..in theory, this irritation could result from damage due either (a) changes in the blood vessels or (b) the presence of a tumor or other lesions that cause compression of the nerve. ..the condition is extremely painful, and people often have teeth removed because of dental misdiagnoses.
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..my questions to all of you are:
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1. have you ever heard of potential mis-diagnosis, and, if so, what other conditions could express as trigeminal neuralgia?
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2. have you (or anyone you know) had success in treating conditions of this nature?
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3. if a loved one had been digagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, what would you suggest, in regard to alternative treatments? ..assuming, of course, that pharmaceutical and surgical interventions would be a last resort.
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please send me any thoughts, research, etc. over e-mail at lenny@wellnesseducation.us
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thank you, thank you, thank you in advance.
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Love,
lenny

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