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Chapter-02 Bell's Palsy

BOOK TITLE: Physiotherapy in Deformity Correction and Pain Relief Including Case Studies

Author
1. Irudayaraj R Louis
ISBN
9788180618871
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10619_2
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2007
Pages
23
Author Affiliations
1. TN Medical Services, Tamil Nadu
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Abstract

When certain cranial nerves are involved the Bell’s palsy occurs, mostly during the hot or cold seasons of the year. When only the facial nerve supplying for facial expression is affected it termed as Facial Palsy. In hemiplegia if the cranial nerves VII (facial nerve) and III are involved, there is present of Bell’s. The general phenomena of this palsy are, mouth elevation towards the opposite side, roll out of food and water in the affected side, and unable to close the eyelids partially or completely. But swelling and pain are found among the 40 per cent of the patient. Usually 99 per cent are completely healed. But the Bell’s palsy correction time depends various factors; age, cooperation to the treatment, treatment immediately after its occurrence and the correction may be a few days or few months. Electrical stimulation and exercises are of vital importance, micro tape strapping depends upon the condition. Reoccurrence is very rare. There may severe pain and fixator action during the electrical stimulation. Reoccurrence is very rare. Case Study IV is the most important. Hard struggle for five months to achieve 90 per cent recovery – electrophysiological graph and CT brain scan are given.

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