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?
Abnormality of facial nerve function may result from circulatory changes, infections, tumors, or injuries. An extensive evaluation is often necessary to determine the cause of the disorder and localize the area of nerve involvement which include:
• Hearing tests
• tear test
• balance test
• Nerve Excitability Test
• Electrical test
• Electroneurography (ENoG)
HOW IS FACIAL NERVE DISORDERS TREATED?
Treatment would involve taking oral steroids (prednisone). Anti-viral medications can help in boosting recovery. Cosmetic surgery may be required to correct eyelids. Physical therapy may be needed to strengthen your facial muscles.
DID YOU KNOW?
In some cases, homeopathy proves to be highly effective in preventing this problem from spreading and treating the same too.