The Buckingham Center is proud to offer Bell’s palsy and synkinesis solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX.
What Causes Bell’s Palsy?
The condition is thought to be caused by an inflammation of the 7th cranial nerve, which controls the facial muscles. Many people develop Bell’s palsy after a viral infection, such as herpes, flu, mumps, measles, shingles, or hand-foot-and-mouth disease.
Although anyone can get Bell’s palsy, there are some risk factors. Pregnant women, as well as people who have diabetes or an upper respiratory infection, are more likely to experience inflammation of the facial nerve. While many people recover from Bell’s palsy without treatment, complications like eye damage, permanent damage to the nerve, or issues with nerve fiber regrowth can occur.