What Do You Do If You Wake Up With Facial Paralysis?
Waking up with one side of your face drooping and numb can be very scary. It is important to go to the emergency room or your primary care physician to have a comprehensive physical examination focusing on neurological, ear and head &neck region. An MRI and/or CT scan may be necessary to help figure out the reason for the paralysis right away. If no specific cause is discovered, there is a good chance you have Bell’s Palsy and your doctor should prescribe anti-viral and steroid medications.
If anyone suggests getting electric stimulation therapy, it’s best to avoid this as therapy could prevent regaining facial movement.
The next step would be to call the Facial Paralysis Institute and schedule an initial consultation with a facial nerve expert. After your examination, the best treatment will be discussed.
This could include waiting for a period of time, Botox treatments, meeting with a physical therapist who specializes in facial reanimation, and/or surgery.
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