I have been reading a lot lately about the relationship between people suffering from both TN and cervical spine issues. I cannot believe in over five years of the best treatment, no one ever mentioned it once.
Yes, I have TN from a dental issue that has consumed the last five years of my life leaving me isolated and in constant fear of moving. I found out recently that I had significant bilateral C5 stenosis and C6-C7 needs surgery. I know that C2 and C3 (especially C3) can be the cause of underlying cause of TN. Thinking that if I could fix the cervical spine, maybe I have a chance with TN.
It seems that neurologist and neurosurgeons look at everything as C5 - C7 but do not take into account I have TN. If the TN and nerves to the spine both become pinched, this becomes a very serious issue. I find myself in this situation with little guidance on what to have faith in and what not?
Thank you for your input.