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If you have hemifacial spasms

You suffer from an involuntary twitching or contraction of muscles on one side of your face. Most likely your spasms begin at your eye and progresses downward over time. Your facial nerve (cranial nerve VII or 7th nerve) is responsible for controlling the movement of your face.

If you have hemifacial spasms…
You most likely are not suffering from any sort of physical pain, however you may be experiencing some level of emotional strain due to the inability to stop the spasms and the fact that they are so visible.

If you have hemifacial spasms…
It has the potential to lead to facial paralysis. If you leave it untreated it can result in all the muscles on the one side of your face being affected. It also has the potential to contribute to loss of binocular vision by closing one of your eyes.

If you have hemifacial spasms…
There is no cure for your condition; however there are treatments available to you to reduce your spasms or even alleviate the symptoms.

If you have hemifacial spasms…
It could have been caused by a variety of reasons. You may have experienced an injury to your facial nerve, a tumor or blood vessel compressing your nerve, or Bell’s Palsy.

If you have hemifacial spasms…
Contact Dr. O at New York Facial Paralysis. Schedule a consultation with her or one of our specialists to help you make a treatment plan for your condition.

Posted on behalf of New York Facial Paralysis

210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 371-3223

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210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
Phone: (212) 371-3223

Opening Times: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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