Is your face dropping on one side?

 By Lakeside Chiropractors - Perth

You are probably suffering from Bells Palsy- Get onto it quick to lessen muscle weakness!

Bells palsy is a fairly common condition that causes a sudden weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. It is most common in individuals between the ages of 15-45 years of either sex. The weakness results from damage to the facial nerve that controls muscles which causes a facial droop on the affected side. Bells palsy can commonly be mistaken for a stroke as the symptom of facial drooping is similar, however there is no link between the two. Bell’s palsy often occurs overnight and symptoms recover within a few weeks. The specific cause of Bell’s palsy is not clear however it is thought to be due to the herpes virus or some other infection causing swelling of the facial nerve at where it exits the skull. The pinched swollen nerve becomes inflamed resulting in Bells Palsy.

Symptoms of Bell’s palsy include;

  • A sudden weakness or paralysis on one side of the face which causes a facial drooping.
  • Drooling
  • Eye problems (excessive tearing or a dry eye)
  • Loss of ability to taste
  • Pain in or behind your ear
  • Numbness in affected side of the face
  • Increased sensitivity to sound

The chiropractors at Lakeside Chiropractic will provide a comprehensive facial nerve examination which involves eye closure, raising the eyebrows, smiling, frowning and pursing the lips.

 We have managed to treat many cases of Bells Palsy in our chiropractic clinic in Joondalup. We find that generally the quicker you get onto it the better it is, as it lessens the muscle wastage or atrophy.

 So if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with Bell’s palsy, do not hesitate to come in for an examination at Lakeside Chiropractic. Call us on 9300 0095 to make an appointment or you can also book online at www.lakesidechiro.com.au

 We accept all major health insurances and also provide HICAPS with these Private Health care providers HBF, NIB, Medibank, BUPA, GMF, SGIC, ADFFH, SGIO. If yours isn’t listed please ask.

We service the surrounding suburbs of Whitfords, Ocean Reef, Tapping, Padbury, Hillarys, Edgewater, Wanneroo, Kinross, Connolly, Iluka, Currambine, Greenwood, Yanchep, Carramar, Gnangara, Woodvale, Mullaloo, Kingsley and Banksia Grove. Please come and see our friendly and experienced chiropractors to help with your symptoms.

 

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