30-3 AUDIO LECTURE 2: Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview

Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview

Adrienne Kaminskyj, BKin, DC

Dr. Kaminskyj received her Bachelor of Kinesiology degree from McMaster University and her DC degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. She is in private practice at Bloor West Village Chiropractic in Toronto.


  1. Case Report
  2. Epidemiology of Trigeminal Neuralgia
  3. Anatomy of the Trigeminal Nerve
    1. Location
    2. Branches
      1. ophthalmic nerve
      2. maxillary nerve
      3. mandibular nerve
  4. Clinical Presentation of Trigeminal Neuralgia
  5. Case Revisited
  6. Pathophysiology of Trigeminal Neuralgia
    1. Cases due to neurovascular compression
    2. Hypotheses
      1. ignition hypothesis
      2. bioresonance hypothesis
      3. trigeminal convergence-projection theory
    3. Cases due to other causes
  7. Diagnosis and Classification
    1. IHS classification
    2. American Academy of Neurology classification
    3. Diagnostic procedures
    4. Differential diagnoses
  8. Treatment
    1. Pharmaceutical
    2. Surgical
      1. percutaneous balloon compression
      2. glycerol rhizotomy
      3. radiofrequency thermocoagulation
      4. gamma knife radiosurgery
      5. microvascular decompression
  9. Other Considerations
  10. Case Conclusion


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