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Bell's Palsy Pain In Face
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.
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face.Inflammation? Chiro?
Facial nerve: bells palsy is caused by compression or inflammation of the facial nerve. The nerve starts in the brain stem and exists skull away from the spine. In my opinion a cervical spine problem would be an unusual cause of Bell's palsy. Don't think cervical manipulation with a chiropractor would be very beneficial for this condition. ...Read more
Is bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia similar? I suffered with bells palsy in 2012 and I'm suffering with symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. Help?
Yes: The facial nerve is severely damaged in bells palsy, but then has to recover and regrow. As it regrows it will produce very strange sensations. It may even regrow down wrong paths and cause strange outcomes (jaw - wink, etc). This is normal course of recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full recovery usual: Acute dysfunction of the facial nerve can occur in newborns and in infants. Some are the result of trauma to the facial nerve from forceps, some due to virus infections, some due to ear infections, others without definite cause. The outcome is usually excellent with full recovery. Some infant are born with defective facial nerves (moebius syndrome) that is permanent. ...Read more
Can a ear infection/ discomfort cause partial facial paralysis on the same side? Dr said not Bell's palsy
How can one cure a bells palsy headache affecting right side of head just above the neck on the affected side?
If by absent reflex: ....you are referring to the acoustic or stapedius reflex which activates the tensor tympani muscle which tightens the eardrum so that loud noises are attenuated (muffled a bit) then, the answer is YES. In Bell's Palsy this reflex may be compromised. Sounds may seem significantly louder and even distressing on the side of the facial palsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal?
BEll's Palsy: Front of face got hit. Right side of face looks like Bell's palsy from irritated nerve. Will my face go back to normal? ANS: Bell's is from paralyzed nerve not irritated. Would be unusual from being hit in front. So if you try to wrinkle your forehead does it do it? Can do video consult to help now. Here till 4 AM PCT. ...Read more
Can palsy (like facial palsy which can cause the muscles on one side of the face to go limp) be inherited?
Hoffmann's reflex in my right fingers and symmetrical reflex everywhere else, my neurologist said it is caused by degenerative changes in spine suggestd in c-spine camera. Is it true?
Normal reflex: A hoffmann's reflex can be present in an entirely normal patient and in normal patients is more commonly found in those who are naturally hyper-reflexive, which is normal. It may be found in people with arthritis-related changes in the spine vertebrae. If there is spine compression, then red flag symptoms to watch for and see a neurologist include weakness and loss of bowel/bladder control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovering from Bell's palsy fine and past few days my face has been tingling and some tightness on face. Nerve healing or palsy trying to reoccur?
My girlfriend has intermittent facial weakness on left side. MRI ruled out stroke. Seems to worsen in the cold. Dentist found numbness in gums?
Does facial palsy always present with ramsay hunt syndrome, I have all other symptoms, only pain is to the back of my head and neck.Blisters in ear etc?
RHS : Facial paralys can present few days before or after onset of other symptoms in rhs. Acute facial paralysis is the hallmark of rhs, but the syndrome as described by dr. Hunt can have varying presentation, making the history and physical examination the most important tool. Other nerves in close proximity to the facial nerve can be affected by vzv. Focus is on differential diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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