Editor’s Note: The following content is a customer story submitted to AVACEN Medical (an advertiser on NationalPainReport.com) for inclusion on their website; however, Tom Muehlbauer, CEO of AVACEN Medical wanted to share on NationalPainReport.com first.
My Dad has what? The Suicide Disease? In the eyes of a teenager living with a Dad with Trigeminal Neuralgia (“TN”), life can be difficult. “You feel unsure of yourself, never knowing when it will happen again” as stated by my Dad. Executing daily tasks such as driving to work, brushing his teeth, even eating will be interrupted by the stabbing pain that is TN.
Claimed to be the world’s most excruciating neural related pain; TN does affect the lives of many in ways that manipulates their daily actions forever, including my Dad. He remarks, “It’s something you don’t want your family experiencing, you feel it’s a burden to your family knowing their dad/husband goes through this. During an episode you never know when it will stop, when you get a jolt, a much stronger shock will happen later. You have pain for a solid 2-6 hours; after it goes away you have an awful toothache for 2-4 hours.”
Dad would go to his room during an attack and feel facial agony for hours, remaining idle, powerless to the malicious disease taking over his life. My Mom and I would watch YouTube videos of other TN victims of people crying in pain. Is this the future of my Dad and my family?
When Dad was first diagnosed with TN, he would go see a facial pain specialist who would inject some type of novacaine in the roof of his mouth to relieve his misery. He also recommended ingesting cobra venom spray to kill the nerve pain throughout the body. The doctor acknowledged that “it sounds crazy but I have patients that say that the venom works.” We ordered the bottle out of desperation and noticed that it warped his personality, making him more aggressive towards us. My Mother then suggested that he should stop using it because of his changed personality and “who else knows what it could be doing to your internal organs.” The inquisitive doctor asked him why he wasn’t taking nerve pain medication and then scolded him saying that he is the only patient he has that is refusing to do so. My Dad said that he has researched the side-effects and that he wouldn’t be able to operate heavy machinery on the job site due to the fact he is a Commercial Plumber if he took the medication.
Now for the purpose of this post. I want to let those with TN know that my Dad discovered a non-drug solution for his pain! Dad decided to use the AVACEN 100 muscular relaxation medical device to see what would happen.
He has been using the device in the morning and before bed for 20 minutes each session. He stopped getting the injections that were $500 a shot and were supposed to be taken weekly and as needed for the treatment of his pain. He now uses the AVACEN Medical device and ONLY the AVACEN Medical device and is now experiencing a pain free life with his family.
I am a fourteen year old 9th grade honors student and am interested in Neural Science and anticipating to have a career in that profession in the near future.