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Speech Impairment Due to Facial Paralysis
Facial paralysis is the loss of facial movement resulting from inflammation, injury, infection, or absence of the facial nerve or facial musculature. Most of the time, facial paralysis affects only one side of the face, causing an asymmetrical appearance. While the embarrassment of asymmetrical features can cause issues to a person’s self-esteem and confidence, many people with Bell’s palsy also face speech impairment that affects their lives.


The term synkinesis means "simultaneous movement." Facial synkinesis refers to the simultaneous movement that occurs where the facial nerve has been damaged, cut and sewn back together, or after Bell's palsy. Suffers of Bell's palsy typically make a full recovery, but the facial nerve fibers may be implanted into different muscles that cause synkinesis. Those who have undergone surgery, or who suffered severe trauma and the facial nerve had to be resewn, may find that the facial nerve fibers reconnect to the wrong nerve group. Both of these situations can lead to undesired and simultaneous facial movements.
Stress Induced Bell’s Palsy
Stress is an unwanted side-effect of life. Even those who claim to have an “easy time of it,” will admit that certain situations can bring forth stress. Whether you find work stressful, family relationships stressful, or planning an event stressful – we all experience tension and anxiety in different forms.
Facial Paralysis and Lyme Disease
With COVID-19 restrictions being placed on all Americans during this period, many people are choosing to spend a lot of time outdoors. Being outdoors is a fantastic way to naturally receive Vitamin D, enjoy the fresh air and comfortable temperatures, and remain physically active when many other things are limited. However, spending a lot of time outdoors can also lead to an unwanted occurrence: Lyme disease.
Accurate Testing For Accurate Treatment
When it comes to any type of medical concern, the first and most crucial step is determining exactly what is going on. Without an accurate diagnosis, treatment will not be effective, and your quality of life will suffer. New York Facial Paralysis takes a comprehensive approach to determine why patients are experiencing certain symptoms. The importance of an accurate diagnosis is revealed when treatment plans work to correct and treat symptoms rather than mask their effects.