At New York Facial Paralysis, we treat patients who are suffering from the effects of Bell’s Palsy. After examining each patient, and determining how it is being presented, we will determine a plan for treatment. Most plans involve high doses of steroids and antiviral medications. Neuromuscular physical therapy is a key component in treatment as well. At times, surgical correction is prescribed.
Common symptoms of Bell’s Palsy include:
- Weakness or paralysis on one side of your face. This usually occurs quite suddenly.
- Facial drooping
- Sound sensitivity
- Pain around your jaw or behind your ear
- Decreased taste
- Inability to close your eyelid
If you’re suffering from the effects of Bell’s Palsy, here are some natural remedies you may try in addition to booking your appointment at New York Facial Paralysis Diagnosis Medical and Surgical Treatment.
Try using moist heat to help alleviate some of your pain and discomfort. You can even add a drop of essential oils such as lavender, rose, ylang ylang or chamomile to help with tension and encourage sleep.
You may also try massaging your mouth, face, forehead, cheeks and lower facial muscles. Massage is an effective treatment to help prevent the facial muscles from shrinking, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Be sure to include foods rich in vitamins B12 and B6. Vitamin B12 is good for nerve growth and reduction in inflammation. B6 is known for boosting a healthy nervous system function and eye health. Include foods such as: grass-fed beef, free-range turkey breast, sunflower and sesame seeds, chickpeas, beef liver, sardines, cottage cheese, eggs and wild-caught fish.