A 32-year-old female asked:
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when a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Expect this: If the nerve coverings are the source of damage, it will take about 4 weeks, but if the central axonal core is affected, recovery speed is similar to fingernail growth, about 0.1 mm per day. Your surgeon can help explain this process.
Answered on Jun 21, 2013
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