May 21, 2020
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.
Apr 15, 2020
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.
Mar 20, 2020
Facial nerve disorders can cause weakness or paralysis on one or both sides of the face. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is caused by a virus in the facial nerve. An infection of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve from the herpes zoster virus causes this serious condition. Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a more severe cause of facial paralysis, and it requires exceptional patient care.
Feb 26, 2020
Bulbar Palsy is a motor neuron lesion that affects the lower cranial nerves (9, 10, 11, 12). These nerves are responsible for the control of the movement of muscles that are used for chewing and swallowing, as well as movement of the head and neck. While often confused with Pseudobulbar Palsy because both of these diseases share common symptoms, Pseudobulbar Palsy is caused by damage to the upper motor neurons.
Jan 28, 2020
Flaccid paralysis is a neurological condition characterized by the weakness of the facial nerve that results in complete lack of movement in the face. Several conditions can cause damage to the facial nerve, and they can result in flaccid paralysis. Common symptoms of this facial paralysis include reduced muscle tone, an inability to contract the facial muscles (e.g., inability to close the eye or lift the corner of the mouth), inability to raise the eyebrow, inability to smile, speech impairment, as well as difficulty eating or drinking.