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If my bell's palsy facial paralysis hasn't gone away after a year will it ever go away?

If my bell's palsy facial paralysis hasn't gone away after a year will it ever go away?

Unlikely: Most people with true bell's palsy will recover most or all of their facial movement with time. Some will have permanent paralysis or weakness. If your face has not improved at all then you should see an ENT specialist for more evaluation. It is possible that you have another problem that has caused your facial paralysis such as a tumor growth and this should be checked. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...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


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Pinched nerve in the spine can cause temp face paralysis Bell Palsy? Started sleeping on right side and started moving left face.Inflammation? Chiro?

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

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Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

See a specialist: Should see a specialist as soon as possible. You need a full work-up including an MRI or ct scan to rule out tumor and identify if cranial nerves are being compressed inside the brain, inside the skull bone or outside. ...Read more

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Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Can unexplained arm paralysis be caused by erb palsy?

Erb's palsy: This refers to an injury of the upper part of the brachial plexus, which results in problems with the fifth and sixth nerve roots in the neck. Most commonly, this occurs after birth trauma or motorcycle accidents. ...Read more

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Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?

Have Bell's palsy, one month so far but noticed my eye brow on side of paralysis is higher than the normal side of face. Is this common or normal?

Bell's palsy : Yes. The seventh cranial nerve controls movement of the facial muscles. Paralysis of the face can lead to an inability to close the eye. It is important to protect the eye at night with eye ointment and a patch to avoid injury. You should start to see recovery soon and continue over the next six months. ...Read more

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I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m

I've had bells palsy since june 2011. I still have partial paralysis, nerve pain, headache and spasms. I'm 55 and female. I had bells palsy about 25 years ago. It was completely healed within a month. The nerve pain, headache and the constant ringing in m

I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with your bell's palsy. I don't know of any home remedies to relieve the tinnitus (ringing). Don't waste your money on homeopathy. You live in a city with an active medical school. All medical schools sponsor clinics for people with little or no insurance. Your best bet is to get yourself an appointment. They usually have you seen in medical clinic first and then refer you to neurology or ent. There are treatments available. Don't suffer another 10 months. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

ForWhomTheBellTolls: First, remember,most people get better,usually within a few weeks.Only a small number may have residual problems (weakness or twitches,etc).The milder the initial symptoms,the better the outcome.Tell your doctor if you've been bitten by a tick last summer. Make sure your eye is protected from irritation(wind, sun, while sleeping);use an eye patch if necessary. There's lots more, check the internet ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more