What Is The Healing Stage For Bells Palsy?
morning ,, I want to ask .. n my father was hit by bells palsy .. n after being referred to the hospital was ordered to do therapy … my father took 2x therapy at the hospital through laser therapy … and today I went to the hospital after controlling my father therapy outside the hospital by means of acupuncture..After the acupuncture therapy, the doctor who was in acupuncture still doesn’t need to go to the hospital again .. I want to see the stage of treating the bells palsy, is that true? Do you have to follow the hospital doctor’s instructions or the doctor at the acupuncture clinic? the doctor who was in acupuncture was a navy doctor .. nmhon the enlightenment yes n
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Bell's palsy is a condition in which there is sudden weakness of the facial muscles. The occurrence of Bell's palsy is thought to be related to a viral infection. In the event of an acute attack, treatment is carried out by administering corticosteroid drugs. If it is clear that Bell's palsy is due to a viral infection, antiviral drugs may also be given. In addition to administering drugs, Bell's palsy sufferers also need to take care of the eyes (because it can occur that the eyelids cannot close completely and the production of tears is reduced) by administering eye drops filled with artificial tears.
Another therapy that can also be done is physical therapy (physiotherapy). However, there is no single physical therapy modality (including acupuncture therapy) that has actually been proven by research to speed up the recovery of Bell's palsy effectively. Therefore, this physical therapy is only an additional therapy. You can use a physical therapy modality or a combination. There is no research that has proven which method is more effective in curing Bell's palsy. Another therapy that can be done is nerve decompression surgery therapy. To help you make a decision, you should first consult with the primary doctor who treats your father.
The cure for this disease depends on the severity of the symptoms that appear. If the symptoms appear mild to moderate, it is likely that the symptoms will disappear and be completely cured. However, if the symptoms appear severe, there may be sequelae such as weakness in the facial muscles, disturbances in the movement of the facial muscles including facial muscles that can move on their own, muscle stiffness, and so on.
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