If you’ve had or seen someone who has Bells Palsy, you probably noticed it appears as though a stroke occurred. One side of the face has lost muscle control and/or is paralyzed.
Bells Palsy can be identified by the sudden onset of facial paralysis (one side only) or feel numb, pain or tingle to a side of the face.
As stated before, Bells Palsy seems to resemble a stroke. However, only the face is affected as the facial nerve connects to the skull, not the spinal cord.
Other causes for the condition must first be ruled out as there is no organic cause known for causing Bells Palsy. Such possible cause such as brain tumor, diabetes, stroke or trauma to the head is normally explored.
Some research suggests that Herpes Simplex 1 (cold sore) could cause Bells Palsy in over half the cases. This is, however, a theory at this time. While anti-viral medications may be recommended in these cases, the actual benefits of that treatment are rather controversial.
Other treatments include chiropractic and even steroids.
When the paralysis only affects one side of the face part, the condition will often self-correct.
More severe cases may go on for weeks or months. Some people have reported suffering from Bells Palsy for up to a year. It also creates other potential problems.
Corneal damage can happen due to the inability to blink or even close properly.
Interference with a person’s ability to chew or swallow may also be presented if the paralysis is severe.
Studies are showing promise for sufferers who obtain TMJ disorder treatments.
While the two problems seem somewhat different based on the affected areas (the joint from the jaw connecting to the skull is impacted by TMJ vs. the facial nerves with Bell’s Palsy) TMJ treatments look quite promising in helping those who suffer from Bell’s Palsy.
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