I have had TN for three years now and 2012 was the first time it did not go into remission. I have had some form of pain off and on now for a complete year. I am not on any meds right now. I tried the tegretol but the side effects were atrocious. I have gotten some good relief from accupunture ,but it only took it away to a point. I started seeing a chiropractor who specializes in setting the atlas in place. He has gotten me to almost pain free several times but some pain always persists. I have gotten the best relief from his setting the atlas however and this keeps the pain bearable and manageable. My question is: Why will it not go into remission as it usually does. I am just about at wits end with it constantly popping up and not knowing when it will strike. I would certainly enjoy some pain free times.