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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

Bell’s Palsy or Stroke? Know the Difference.

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With facial paralysis being a dominant symptom of both Bell’s palsy and stroke, knowing the difference between these two medical conditions can save your life. Bell’s Palsy Bell’s palsy is a form of facial paralysis that affects the seventh cranial nerve, located in the skull and traveling beneath the ear to muscles on either side… Continue reading

Can Stress Induce Physical Paralysis?

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If 2020 taught us anything, it is that stress can wreak havoc on our lives. Stress is a powerful reaction to stimuli around the body. Job loss, financial problems, medical concerns, and fear of the future can put untold amounts of stress on our bodies. In 2020, sadly, the suicide rate among Americans sky-rocketed as… Continue reading

Pseudobulbar Palsy

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Pseudobulbar palsy is a medical condition wherein the affected individual is unable to control facial movements. Pseudobulbar palsy is medically characterized as a disease because there is no cure for the condition. Treatment for the condition focuses on treating the underlying causes of the disease and managing the symptoms. Pseudobulbar palsy is a disheartening condition… Continue reading

General Approach to Facial Palsy

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Your face is your most recognizable feature, and if facial paralysis occurs, it is a devastating condition with functional and esthetic effects resulting in profound quality-of-life impairment. Facial paralysis or palsy is the loss of facial movement resulting from inflammation, injury, infection, or absence of the facial nerve or facial musculature. This condition can affect… Continue reading



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