Topical Pain Support of Trigeminal Neuralgia
I am a Multiple Sclerosis patient, having been diagnosed with this disease approximately 19 months ago. My MS has consequently caused an incurable condition known as Trigeminal Neuralgia. This condition is a disorder of the regimental nerve, and is universally considered to be the most painful affliction known to man. Trigeminal neuralgia causes “episodes of intense, stabbing, electric-shock like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed; lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead, upper jaw, and lower jaw.” This affliction is incurable, and the typical method of treatment is prescribing anti-convulsant drugs and pain killers, which is the method being used in my case. However, these drugs have unpleasant side-effects, and this caused me to research other treatment options. In so doing, the therapeutic effects of emu oil were mentioned in some of the research that I found. I consequently contacted Dr. Michael Hall and his wife, Alexa, of Outback Medic, producers of emu oil. They advised me of the anti-inflammatory properties of emu oil, and suggested that this might prove to be beneficial. I purchased a bottle of their emu oil and started to apply it to the affected areas three or four times a day. I was pleased and surprised to find that it does help with the pain of trigeminal neuralgia. The aftermath of an attack leaves my face inflamed in the nerve areas, and applications of warm emu oil reduce this inflammation, and the discomfort that goes with it. I highly recommend that patients who are diagnosed with any facial neuralgia disorders try the application of warm Outback Medic emu oil. I am pleased that a topical application of emu oil has reduced the amount of pain medication that I had to take. This is highly preferable to taking drugs internally with unknown long-term side effects on major body organs.
Jo Anne Q., Berlin, Maryland