How to Alleviate Pain Caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia. Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful condition, causing intense, stabbing pain in the jaw and lower face. It can also affect the forehead and nose area. The pain is caused by irritation to the trigeminal nerve, located in the forehead, cheeks and lower jaw. Pain can be caused by any touch to the area, as well as drinking hot or cold beverages.
Eat a healthy diet and get enough vitamins. Remove toxic substances, like alcohol and tobacco, from your diet. Take vitamin B supplements. Add herbal capsules or liquids, including St. John's Wort, Valerian and White Willow.
Make a tea from chamomile leaves. Add lemon or honey for flavor. Drink it throughout the day, either iced or hot.
Mix medicinal clay with oil from lemon balm, lavender, St. John's wort or comfrey. Alternatively, make a warm compress from horseradish or black mustard seeds. Mix in other herbs like chamomile and verbain. Apply the compress to the painful area.
Add 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to 2 cups of warm water. Dip a cotton cloth into the liquid. Massage the painful area with the cloth. Rub a slice of lemon or peppermint oil on the area.
Consult with a homeopath to find tinctures and topical herbal ointments to help alleviate pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia.
Ask your doctor about prescription drugs to help alleviate symptoms. Anticonvulsant drugs and muscle relaxants effectively treat trigeminal neuralgia.
Talk to your doctor about procedures like injections, heat and ionizing radiation therapy, or microvascular decompression surgery. In this procedure, the blood vessel compressing the nerve is gently pulled away from the nerve.