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Facial Nerve Damage Treatment Can Help Restore Your Facial Expressions

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The facial nerves are significant. They provide motor innervation to the muscles used for facial expression. Damage to these nerves leads to paralysis of the facial muscles, which results in muscular atrophy and weakness. Since there are different facial nerves for each side of the face, paralysis can occur on either one or both sides.… Continue reading

How Chickenpox Can Lead to Facial Paralysis

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The disease varicella, commonly known as chickenpox, occurs all over the world. It is a highly contagious airborne disease and is usually identified by characteristic itchy blisters that appear on the body. Other symptoms include fever, headaches and tiredness. Complications from chickenpox can occur, including inflammation of the brain, pneumonia and skin infection. However, most… Continue reading

Do I Have Trigeminal Neuralgia?

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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an extremely painful condition affecting the fifth cranial nerve in the head. Patients frequently describe the pain as “lightning bolts,” “hot fire” and “electric shocks” racing across the cheek, nose, eye, jaw and tongue. Since this large nerve branches into three sections, the condition can also affect the forehead, scalp, teeth… Continue reading

Diagnosing Paralysis with Electrical Stimulation

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When facial paralysis is present, an accurate diagnosis is critical to treating damaged nerves and restoring muscle function. The first step is finding the root cause of the condition. There are a variety of evaluations to determine which nerves are involved. Your specialist will examine your face and the extent of the paralysis, check your… Continue reading

Recognizing Facial Droop and Where You Can Receive Treatment

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Facial droop is not a symptom that you should ignore. You may be suffering from a form of facial paralysis and it is important to determine the root cause. When the muscles or nerves in the face have suffered injury or illness, the telltale signs show in the various facial expressions we are able to… Continue reading

3 Tips to Restore Your Confidence After Facial Paralysis Surgery

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Facial paralysis surgery can be an effective treatment to treat facial weakness conditions such as Bell’s Palsy. The recovery process after the procedure can be extensive and you may still have issues with your self-esteem. Here are three tips to help you restore your self-confidence after facial paralysis surgery. Engage in Relaxing Activities Facial paralysis… Continue reading

Lyme Disease and Facial Paralysis

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Lyme Disease and Facial Paralysis may not be in the top five when it comes to prevalence of Lyme disease cases, but this disease is still cause for concern. Thousands of New Yorkers are diagnosed with this condition every year. It may be hard to believe, but a tick bite can cause facial paralysis. Lyme… Continue reading

Three Common Signs of Facial Paralysis That Are Cause for Concern

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When thinking of facial paralysis, most people think there are always clear signs of a problem. However, there are several conditions which can present with common symptoms that are not immediately noticeable. You know your face better than anybody, so the best approach is trust your instincts and consult with a specialist. Common symptoms are… Continue reading

Is Facial Paralysis a Concern?

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Do you have symptoms that may point towards facial paralysis? Signs may include unusual tightness in the face, twitching, a noticeable droop, or facial anatomy that has become asymmetric. Determining what is causing these symptoms is the first important step towards finding relief. You may be suffering from facial inflammation, infection, or an undiagnosed health… Continue reading

Cutting Edge Treatment for Flaccid Paralysis

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Flaccid paralysis is a condition that occurs when the facial muscles weaken due to injury or damage to the facial nerve or muscles. Those affected by this condition lose all movement in the face, making flaccid paralysis a very difficult situation to live with. Common symptoms of flaccid paralysis are: reduced muscle tone (from the… 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

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