FACIAL NERVE DYSFUNCTION
Facial nerve dysfunction is paralysis or weakening of the facial nerve. There are numerous causes and different treatments are available.
It is important to see the physician for a complete diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Some causes of facial nerve dysfunction
- Trauma – skull based fractures, middle ear injuries, and/or surgical trauma
- Infection – (Ramsey Hunt Syndrome)
- Tumors – Acoustic neuromas (schwannoma), cholesteatoma, parotid tumors and/or glomus tumors.
- Bell’s Palsy
Some facial nerve dysfunction treatment
- Medication – to reduce swelling and eliminate viral causes.
- Surgery – to reduce swelling, reconnect nerves, or remove tumors
- Physical Therapy – to obtain the most complete recovery