Eric was a patient of mine suffering from Bell’s palsy. Here is a short interview of how he felt about acupuncture in Linwood before and after treatment.
Dr. Califf: What was your life like before acupuncture?
Eric: Well, it wasn’t very good. I was a … Continue reading
Bell’s palsy is believed to be the result of inflammation of the seventh cranial nerve (facial nerve) that leads to facial paralysis and distortion on the affected part of the face; it can affect facial functions such as the closing of the eyes, smiling, and … Continue reading
Bell’s palsy comes about when the nerves responsible for the facial muscles become compressed or inflamed. There are no clear explanations as to what makes the facial nerve inflamed. Some medical experts believe that the nerve inflammation is caused by a virus, specifically a herpes … Continue reading
The unknown cause of facial paralysis or weakness on one side of a patient’s face is the most obvious symptom of Bell’s palsy. A person with this condition may also complain about other symptoms like drooling, hearing loss, impairment of taste, change … Continue reading
Bell’s palsy can strike all of a sudden without any warning. It can develop after a number of hours and fully manifesting within 3 days. In about 80% of Bell’s palsy cases, the symptoms gradually disappear within weeks or even months.
When a person first … Continue reading
When seeking for resolution of your condition, you will need to first consult with your doctor. After observing you, your doctor may refer you to a specialist most likely a neurologist.
Preparing for your appointment is a good idea since it helps you get to … Continue reading