Facial nerve disorders can occur due to an infection or an injury and there are many symptoms attached to this disorder. These include losing some of the expressions on the face, difficulty with eating and while speaking also. Some of the known names for this disorder depending on the exact nature of the condition include Bell’s Palsy, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and Lyme disease.
HOW IS FACIAL NERVE DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
The normal methods used for diagnosis of facial nerve disorders are X-ray/scan and also neurophysiological examination.
HOW IS FACIAL NERVE DISORDERS TREATED?
There are no specific medications for treating facial nerve disorders, medications and treatments vary with the cause of the nerve disorder. Steroid medications are mostly used for treating Bell’s Palsy. Physical and electrotherapy can help prevent contractures of affected muscles.
DID YOU KNOW?
Patients with facial paralysis and facial nerve disorders will need to use artificial tears or a lubricant at night for proper eye care.