Can Paralysis On The Face Of The Left Side That Has Been Chronic Can Be Cured?
Good morning, permission to ask, I’ve been suffering from bell palsy for 4 years. Not fully recovered. Finally I stopped therapy. Do you think if I get treatment again can it still be cured or not?
Hello Dean, thanks for asking.
As you know, Bell's palsy is a condition of paralysis (paralysis) in the facial nerve (nerves that supply facial muscles). This condition generally affects one side of the face, although in more rare cases it can occur on both sides of the face. The cause is not yet clearly known. However, some experts suspect an infection by influenza virus or herpes simplex virus, can cause inflammation and swelling of the facial nerves. As a result, the swollen nerves will be depressed by the space that is bounded by the skull bones. It is this nerve stress that causes paralysis. Other conditions that may cause Bell's palsy include hypertension, diabetes mellitus, facial trauma, or chronic middle ear infections.
This disease is very individualistic. That is, the symptoms in each individual can be different. Even the light weight can be different. Generally the symptoms will improve gradually in the second week of the disease, and recover slowly in 3-6 months. Procedures include physiotherapy, administration of anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-viral drugs if needed, or analgesics to relieve pain if any.
Healing is generally good. However, in some cases, sequelae will persist. Generally, when it has passed the golden period for treatment, the results will not be optimal. However, you certainly have the right to seek help and start governance again if possible. Consult a neurologist. Your doctor may need to assess the motor strength of your facial muscles by electromyography, and assess your sensory strength. The doctor will explain whether you still might run therapy or not. Even if you don't, your doctor can teach you how to maintain quality of life even with sequelae.
That is my explanation. Hope you are helped. Regards.