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Pain Associated With Bell's Palsy
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?
...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
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more
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.
Diagnosed with Bells Palsy 6/18/17right side. Noticed twitching over left eye 6/30/17 does it mean I'm getting bilateral palsy. Are twitches normal?
Not likely: It is highly unlikely that you would develop bilateral Bell's palsy. I assume that you are using refresh pm or some other petroleum based ointment in the right eye several times daily and before bed to protect your cornea. If you do develop it in your left eye, use the ointment there, too and call your doctor. Best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?
Some thoughts: What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: But that doesn't mean some new form of therapy is on the horizon. Neurosciences is definitely one of the most exciting fields today; it will lead to more close understanding of how our brains get as screwed up as they are, and then hopefully how to screw them on straight. Hurrah to my daughter, arielle, who is to become chief resident of neurology at nyu. ...Read more
Can complex regional pain syndrome spread? My partner has complex regional pain syndrome in his hand and experiences burning pains shooting up his arm. He now suffers with his back and shoulders, however. Does this mean that complex regional pain syndrome
CRPS: Crps is a poorly understood abnormality of the sympathetic nerves of an extremity. Chronic severe pain in one area often leads to changes in how one moves. This increases strain on other muscles and joints which can lead to pain in other areas over time. The disorder doesn't typically spread, but can so i recommend he discuss his changing symptoms with his physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a ear infection/ discomfort cause partial facial paralysis on the same side? Dr said not Bell's palsy
Doubtful: What makes you think you're having Parkinson's symptoms? They're very very uncommon in a 38 year old. I recommend you have a virtual consult or establish care with a neurologist to get a history and discuss your symptoms, it will hopefully answer some questions you have and give you some peace of mind. Good luck! ...Read more
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