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My son was born with weak facial nerves on one side thought to be his 7th nerve. We have not had much luck of how to help him. Can you help?
Maybe: A typical workup for this would include an MRI of the brain and possibly a ct scan of the ear bones. A full workup (history and physical) is necessary to look for additional signs and symptoms that would lead to the diagnosis. Only after an accurate diagnosis is made can treatment options be discussed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss? Have had problems entire life. No droop, just no ability to do some things
Can a disc herniation in the neck effect the 7th cranial nerve... Bell's palsy? I was diagnosed with bell's palsy but the neck pain is much worse.
At 2 weeks post op Craniotomy R side facial weakness started Surgeon said post op inflammation of 7th cranial nerve not Bell Palsy. How can they tell?
Please interpret. Prominent aica branches extending in both auditory canals. Can be compressing 7th and 8th nerve complexes. Have vertigo and tinnitus?
AICA: A prominent aica is a variant of normal anatomy. The aica is the anterior inferior cerebellar artery. It can be found within the canal called the iac or internal auditory canal, which is where the facial nerve (7th) and the cochlear vestibular nerves (8th) extend from the ear to the brain. If the aica is prominent, it is large and can compress and result in tinnitus, vertigo & even hearing loss. ...Read more
About 8 months ago got bells palsy and 7 month ago got vertigo now I have synkinesis could it be a brain tumor on the 7th and 8th cranial nerve?
See doc: You need to consult your doc or neurologist. Bell palsy(7th nerve) can be from an old herpes infection, trauma, compression or inflammation. Vertigo can be from ear or vestibular (brain). Synkinesis is the result from miswiring of nerves after trauma which is common after bells palsy. If your bell palsy and vertigo were resolved and just developing synkinesis then it may not be tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer