It can also lead to nausea, chest pains, and congestion. My reasoning for doing this is that I think the brain was sending a bunch of signals since previous signals during Bell’s Palsy were ignored so I needed to allow my brain to see and adapt. In the summer months, more sports injuries occur with the improved weather in the Seattle area. Therefore, keeping the eye moist and protecting the eye from debris and injury, especially at night, is important. Research and studies have shown patients recover from Bell’s palsy without any long-term consequences, in most cases. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Anyways, my question is regarding HIV and oral sex.

Common tests include electromyography, which measures voluntary muscle movement, and nerve conduction velocity, which determines the extent of nerve degeneration. Obtained Doctor Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. When? Of course, Dr. After excellent achievements in research program funded by NIH and NSF, Dr. That makes even iron-deficiency anemia require an investigation. If you don’t, don’t worry about it.

Before your visit, write down questions you want answered. What treatments are available for Bell’s palsy? A lumbar drain is inserted in the back to exacuate some spinal fluid and allow brain relaxation. I’ve been told 3-6 months. SCM treatment: [3, 35] TW5 and GB41 or TW8 and GB40, on the contralateral side. In order to properly diagnose it, the person should seek a specialized physician. I must note here that my recovery, while still not complete was certainly not fast, and here three years later I still have perhaps only 85 % recovery, I suspect I will get no more.

When swimming or showering place some cotton wool with a smear of petroleum jelly on the outside into the ear to prevent water entering. At a point where the eyelid is not involved, hold the smile. The cell bodies for the 7th cranial nerve are grouped in anatomical areas called nuclei or ganglia. Additionally, the facial nerve carries nerve impulses to the tear glands, the saliva glands, and the muscles of a small bone in the middle of the ear called the stapes. If you did not lose all of your nerve function and symptoms began to improve within 3 weeks, you are more likely to regain all or most of the strength in your facial muscles. Since otolaryngologist—head and neck surgeons have special training and experience in managing facial nerve disorders, they are the most qualified physicians to perform an in-depth evaluation of abnormal movement or paralysis of the face. 2009 30(4):347-53.

Consequentially, the nerve is compressed because it goes through a small opening in the skull. It also disproportionately affects people with diabetes or upper respiratory ailments, according to the institute. The damage that happens to the facial nerve can lead to various complications. Okay, I can live with that. I dont have any other condition other than bp so I feel at ease taking it but my doctor is aware I’m taking it for my bp. They aid the eyelid to close, almost normally, when the person decides to close their eyelids. That’s the facial nerve that controls facial strength, and that nerve swells up and short circuits and causes weakness on one side of the face,” said Bowen.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, facial paralysis is known as ‘deviated mouth’ and ascribes this condition to “External Wind-Cold attacking the channels of the face”. The disorder usually progresses for 7 to 10 days, with sudden onset of facial weakness. If it does, it is called a bilateral form of Bell’s palsy. However, sudden weakness that occurs on one side of the face should be checked by a doctor to rule out more serious causes: If  sudden paralysis of the face occurs, a stroke needs to be excluded ASAP by an expert. The results are consistent with hypotheses regarding viral etiologies (e.g., reactivation of herpes simplex) of Bell’s palsy. Any condition which causes loss of sensation of the corneal surface may increase the risk of corneal ulceration. The facial nerve also transmits taste sensations from the tongue.

I quite clearly remember the first sign of recover as one of the most relieving and inspiring moments of my life. My thinking: If you don’t truly need steroids why risk taking them, given that steroids, are powerful drugs with big-time side effects (headache, dizziness, mood changes, sleep difficulties, fatigue, slow healing of cuts and bruises, increased risk of osteoporosis, etc.)? Bell’s palsy is the commonest cause of a facial weakness, accounting for up to 70% of all cases. But this was the clincher; only her face was involved, not a whole half of her body, as would be the case if it were a stroke. This nerve moves the facial muscles, stimulates the salivary and tear glands, enables the front two thirds of the tongue to detect tastes, and controls a muscle involved in hearing.