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Congenital Facial Paralysis

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A congenital disorder is a condition that exists at or before birth, regardless of cause. Congenital facial paralysis can affect children starting at birth, having a significant impact on a child’s life. While there are the obvious physical side effects of this condition, children will also face emotional issues associated with facial paralysis that can… Continue reading

Facial Reanimation

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The ability to smile is something that most of us take for granted. We don’t truly understand how important it is for us to be able to express ourselves until that ability is taken away. Facial paralysis often causes people to lose the ability to smile or express themselves through facial expressions. Facial paralysis is… Continue reading

Facial Nerve Damage

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There are millions of nerves running through your body. They tell you when something itches, hurts, feels uncomfortable, or when something feels nice (like a neck massage). These sensory impulses are highways where transmissions run back and forth to control movement and bodily reactions. The facial nerve controls the movements of the forehead, eyes, mouth,… Continue reading

Speech Impairment Due to Facial Paralysis

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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… Continue reading


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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’sBell’s palsy. Suffers of Bell’sBell’s palsy typically make a full recovery, but the facial nerve fibers may be implanted into different muscles that cause synkinesis. Those… Continue reading

Stress Induced Bell’s Palsy

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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. The thing about stress is… Continue reading

Facial Paralysis and Lyme Disease

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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… Continue reading

Accurate Testing For Accurate Treatment

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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… Continue reading

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

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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… Continue reading

Bulbar Palsy

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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… Continue reading



New York Facial Paralysis

At Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital

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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