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Bell’s Palsy causes a weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. The seventh cranial nerve controls the movement of the muscles in the face and it is this nerve that is affected in some way to cause Bell’s Palsy. Bell’s Palsy affects between 30,000 and 40,000 people each year.
Bell’s Palsy is idiopathic in nature, which means that they have no idea what causes it. It occurs suddenly, takes 2 to 3 days to fully appear and can last a few weeks to several months and in some cases years.
This is an unusual problem and if you have any drooping in the eyes, mouth or face you should immediately see your physician.
There is some thought that the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) may have swelling around it where it passes through the bones of the skull. Many cases involve cold.
One such case involved a young girl of thirteen that had gotten very wet and cold on a trip, with her face being the most involved. She woke up with Bell’s Palsy the next day. It was severe and lasted for years.
Another case was when a man on a long airline flight was hot and turned the very directed air conditioning to blow on the side of his face and then fell asleep. He woke with Bell’s Palsy.
The young girl was treated with techniques in the ReCAPS System™ years after she got Bell’s Palsy and she responded very well, getting movement when it was long thought that no improvement could occur. It was wonderful to see her smile and the light and movement in her eyes.
It doesn’t matter if you have had the problem for years or for a short time. Our system can help.
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