Bell’s palsy is a nerve lesion of unknown cause that affects the facial nerve.
The symptoms produced are weakness or paralysis in the facial muscles that can accompany pain or discomfort in one side of the face and head, headaches, tears, incapacity to close the eye in the affected side of the face, etc.
This dysfunction usually solves itself over time.
When a trauma, particularly falls or impacts to the head, is the cause of this dysfunction, upper cervical chiropractic may help. Upper cervical chiropractic care may reduce or eliminate the pain and may provide a permanent resolution of the problem.
The photos above are from an actual case of a 16 year old girl with Bell’s palsy. Her symptoms appeared after a motor vehicle accident, and were resolved after approximately 4 weeks of chiropractic care. Published by Dr.Kessinger.