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Understanding Facial Twitching: Exploring the Connection to Facial Paralysis

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Facial twitching, also known as facial spasms or involuntary muscle contractions, can be a concerning symptom that affects individuals of all ages. While facial twitching is not always indicative of facial paralysis, it can sometimes be associated with conditions that affect the facial nerves and muscles. At New York Facial Paralysis, we specialize in diagnosing… Continue reading

Autoimmune Conditions and Facial Nerve Damage

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Autoimmune conditions are disorders in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells in the body. These conditions can affect any part of the body, including the facial nerve. Facial nerve damage that causes inflammation, compression or other trauma to the nerves can cause facial paralysis. New York Facial Paralysis at the Manhattan Eye, Ear… Continue reading

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and Facial Paralysis: What You Need to Know

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Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a rare condition that affects the facial nerve, causing facial paralysis, painful skin rashes, and hearing loss. It is a variant of herpes zoster (shingles) caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox. While it is a rare condition, it can significantly impact the quality of life of those affected… Continue reading

Impact of Bell’s Palsy on Facial Symmetry and Self-Esteem

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Bell’s palsy, a condition characterized by sudden, temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face, can have a significant impact on facial symmetry and self-esteem. Understanding the symptoms, onset and available treatment options, particularly those offered at specialized centers like the New York Facial Paralysis, is crucial for individuals navigating… Continue reading

The Emotional and Self-Esteem Benefits of Facial Paralysis Treatment

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Facial paralysis, whether partial or complete, can significantly impact an individual’s emotional well-being and self-esteem. Treatment for facial paralysis offers more than just physical improvement; it can profoundly affect a person’s emotional state, restoring confidence and positively influencing their quality of life. Restoration of Facial Expression Facial paralysis can hinder natural facial expressions, impacting non-verbal… Continue reading

Treatment for Any Cause of Facial Paralysis

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Facial paralysis can be a life-altering condition, affecting one’s ability to express emotions, speak, and even eat. Whether you’re dealing with Bell’s palsy, facial nerve damage, or any other cause of facial paralysis, finding the proper treatment is crucial. That’s where we come in – as the leading medical practice in the field of facial… Continue reading

Conditions That Can Cause Facial Paralysis

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Facial paralysis, characterized by the inability to control facial muscles, can be caused by various types of palsy and other health conditions. These conditions can range from mild and temporary to severe and permanent, depending on the underlying cause. Let’s explore some of the key types of conditions that can lead to facial paralysis and… Continue reading

Causes and Treatment of Severe Facial Twitching

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Severe facial twitching, also known as facial muscle spasms or facial dystonia, can be a distressing and disruptive condition that significantly impacts a person’s quality of life. It involves involuntary and repetitive contractions of facial muscles, leading to facial distortions and discomfort. Understanding the potential causes and available treatments for severe facial twitching is crucial… Continue reading

5 Leading Causes of Flaccid Facial Paralysis

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Facial paralysis is a condition that affects many people worldwide. It occurs when there is damage to the facial nerve, which controls the muscles of the face. Flaccid facial paralysis is a type of facial paralysis that is characterized by the drooping of one side of the face. Various factors can cause this condition, so… Continue reading

Could Botox Control Your Facial Spasms?

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Almost everyone has heard of Botox as a treatment for wrinkles and other cosmetic concerns. What you may not know is that Botox started as a medical treatment for eye spasms, and then it was FDA-approved for cosmetic treatments. If you have hemifacial spasms, Botox injections may be the best way to control your spasms… Continue reading



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