Every patient I have had with facial pain (one exception they didn’t want to share their MRI- couldn’t be bothered) Vascular compression included have benefited from physical therapy. One of the main parts of your trigeminal nerve pathway extends to your neck. Yet many folk visit their GP referred to neuro, then drugs,needle knife/ drill in the absence of any diagnosis/ cause.
Without pathology the main cause of TN is your lifestyle and it’s impact’ in the absence of pathology.
Got a boss you want to murder, your wife does your head in, any number of stresses, and you reckon, in the absence of a pathological diagnosis, drugs may be the answer or even surgery.
You want to take something out of the equation, not add to it. Get rid of the stress, which is something you have to recognize. It isn’t coming in a pill.
Crap, every modern disease is due to lifestyle, if your not born with it ," I’ve got vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve" have you heck, the evidence in correlation is where? there is none.
Realize drugs are a part of coping, but don’t stop there ask why? Stress, could be unresolved from years ago, poor posture, poor diet the list goes on. Adding a drug does NOT address the underlying problem.