K Laser at Laser of Center of Louisville has had success in treating Bell’s palsy.
What is Bell’s palsy?
Bell’s palsy is a condition in which the muscles on one side of your face become weak or paralyzed. It affects only one side of the face at a time, causing it to droop or become stiff on that side. It’s caused by some kind of trauma to the seventh cranial nerve. This is also called the “facial nerve.
Bell’s palsy occurs:
Bell’s palsy occurs when the seventh cranial nerve becomes swollen or compressed, resulting in facial weakness or paralysis. The exact cause of this damage is unknown, but many medical researchers believe it’s most likely triggered by a viral infection. … herpes zoster virus, which causes chickenpox and shingles.
Commonly used medications to treat Bell’s palsy include: Corticosteroids, such as prednisone, are powerful anti-inflammatory agents. If they can reduce the swelling of the facial nerve, it will fit more comfortably within the bony corridor that surrounds it.
Non-medications such as Laser therapy assists in helping the nerves heal and speed up the blood flow to the facial nerve. If you or your loved one has been suffering from Bells palsy give us a call today at Laser center of Louisville for this cutting edge treatment.