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I've been seeing an osteopath (about a problem in my shoulder) and when I mentioned the trigeminal neuralgia, he said that he's seen some good results achieved by working on the muscle that comes down the side of the face (can't remember the name).  That made sense to me as when I get the pain the only way I can get some relief is to open my mouth really wide and massage the area just above the jaw joint.  Has anyone had any experience with this?

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    Hi heather. 

    I do exactly what you do, opening my jaw as wide as poss and massage the jaw joint. I haven’t seen an osteopath but would be very interested to hear if anyone else has and had a good result. Plus if anyone’s can recommend an osteopath who has had good results, that would be good. I’m between Milton Keynes and Bedford but will travel! I’m off all medication as couldn’t cope with side effects and take cbd oil, turmeric, high dose b vitamins and magnesium. Still get pain but no different than being on the meds. Personally if he’s had good results I’d give your osteopath a go! Nothing to lose. Good luck. Paula x

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    Hi Heather just joined. I only found out i had TN 5 weeks ago. Also had sore shoulder for about a year , same time TN diagnosed shoulder got worse, travelled down full arm. It's now frozen shoulder. Dr said he sending me to bon e man???? When I get appointment I'll ask him if there's any connection with TN and shoulder. Let you no.

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