Bell's palsy is an acute form of cranial mononeuropathy VII, and it is the most common form of this type of nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy). The disorder is presumed to be associated with inflammation of the facial nerve where it travels through the bones of the skull. It may also be caused by head injury, tumor, hypertension, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, or infarction (tissue death) of the nerve. The facial nerve controls the movement and expression of the facial muscles. Facial nerve paralysis is physically, aesthetically and emotionally devastating to an individual.
Extensive experience and training is required to treat patients with these disorders. In our clinic we have developed a set of procedures described and shown below to successfully improve the symptoms of Bell's Palsy. Click on each box to read the description of each treatment and procedure.