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Three Common Causes of Facial Paralysis in Adults

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If you are suffering from any kind of facial paralysis, it is important to seek medical advice. While some health conditions that produce such symptoms are easily treatable, others may require a more complex medical intervention. Bell’s Palsy The most common cause of facial paralysis in the U.S. is known as Bell’s palsy. This condition… Continue reading

Mental Health Benefits of Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Science Daily reports that people with facial paralysis are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. A poor self-image, isolation from social interaction, a change in their romantic relationships and even teasing or bullying can all profoundly affect your life. Facial paralysis treatment can help to improve anxiety, depression, self-confidence and more. More Active Social… Continue reading

Essential Facts About Bulbar Palsy to Understand the Condition

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Bulbar palsy is characterized by conditions that arise from damage to the motor neurons of the lower cranial nerves (9 – 12). It is a motor neuron lesion that affects the nerves that control the movement of muscles responsible for swallowing, chewing (the articulation muscles) and head and neck movement, resulting in facial paralysis or… Continue reading

What Are Hemifacial Spasms (Eye Twitching) and What Are The Treatments?

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Eye twitching is a hemifacial spasm and is also known as tic convulsive. Symptoms of this condition tend to worsen and spread to other areas of the face over time. There’s no cure for hemifacial spasms; however, medication, injections and surgery can relieve symptoms. Symptoms of Hemifacial Spasms Initially, intermittent eye twitching is the first… Continue reading

What Is Synkinesis and How Is It Treated?

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Synkinesis means “simultaneous movement,” it is essentially a faulty re-wiring of the facial nerves that causes unwanted contractions of muscles in the face. This can present itself as a forceful eye closure when smiling or other facial and neck spasms during normal facial movements. It can significantly affect a person’s quality of life, and the… Continue reading

Facial Nerve Damage Treatment Can Help Restore Your Facial Expressions

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The facial nerves are significant. They provide motor innervation to the muscles used for facial expression. Damage to these nerves leads to paralysis of the facial muscles, which results in muscular atrophy and weakness. Since there are different facial nerves for each side of the face, paralysis can occur on either one or both sides.… Continue reading

How Chickenpox Can Lead to Facial Paralysis

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The disease varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, occurs all over the world. It is a highly contagious airborne disease and is usually identified by characteristic itchy blisters that appear on the body. Other symptoms include fever, headaches and tiredness. Complications from chickenpox can occur, including inflammation of the brain, pneumonia and skin infection. However, most… Continue reading

Do I Have Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an extremely painful condition affecting the fifth cranial nerve in the head. Patients frequently describe the pain as “lightning bolts,” “hot fire” and “electric shocks” racing across the cheek, nose, eye, jaw and tongue. Since this large nerve branches into three sections, the condition can also affect the forehead, scalp, teeth… Continue reading

Diagnosing Paralysis with Electrical Stimulation

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When facial paralysis is present, an accurate diagnosis is critical to treating damaged nerves and restoring muscle function. The first step is finding the root cause of the condition. There are a variety of evaluations to determine which nerves are involved. Your specialist will examine your face and the extent of the paralysis, check your… Continue reading

Recognizing Facial Droop and Where You Can Receive Treatment

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Facial droop is not a symptom that you should ignore. You may be suffering from a form of facial paralysis and it is important to determine the root cause. When the muscles or nerves in the face have suffered injury or illness, the telltale signs show in the various facial expressions we are able to… Continue reading

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