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Paralysis Of Eye Muscles
Is myokymia (little and non-stop contractions of the muscles around the eye and eyelid) considered normal during the bell's palsy recovery (1 month)?
...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
Neck,left side back head,ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye.
Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?
Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more
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
Lots of things: True paralysis could be a medical emergency. It happens with a stroke or when a nerve gets pinched. The pinch can come from a ruptured disk in your spine or from compression of the nerve from some activity. There are other possibilities too. You need to be checked out by your family doctor asap. ...Read more
Sleep paralysis: Actually it is just the opposite. The muscles have no tone and no movement during sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis occurs when falling asleep or when waking up. Vivid terror or stress dreams are associated with sleep paralysis. If the paralysis episodes recur then see a sleep specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...Read more
What muscle or muscles keep the lower portion of your nose firm? After the bone stops? Will facial paralysis cause complete collapse eventually?
Bumped head yesterday and it kind of hurt my neck. Its been about 40 hours. Scared of paralysis. Neck muscles are very tense. Panic attacks all day.
Not likely: If you have not noticed any neurological symptoms yet, such as weakness in limbs or sensory changes, not likely a spinal cord injury. If you broke something that caused instability you would notice same issues with version movements. Recommend getting physical exam to make sure nothing is going on that say could lead to more spasms, even arthritis, but spinal cord most likely not threatened. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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