Bell's Palsy Physiotherapy Management
This disorder can be triggered by a variety of stimuli, including injuries, infections, neurological disorders, and drug abuse. The disorder is divided into two main subtypes - Bell's palsy due to congenital anomalies and Bell's Palsy caused by infection and injury of the cranial nerves. A disorder of the cranial nerve can result in either a drooping lip or a taut and relaxed jaw. In the case of Bell's Palsy caused by infection and injury of the cranial nerves, both sides of the face develop drooping or relaxed jaw muscles. However, in the case of congenital Bell's Palsy, only the right side develops droopy or relaxed facial muscles. Most cases of Bell's Palsy are not treated with surgery, and symptoms usually clear up within several months.
The Physiotherapy treatment of Bell's Palsy is aimed at treating neurological dysfunction and preventing further complications. A qualified Physiotherapist practitioner will be well versed in the physiotherapy treatment of Bell's Palsy and should be capable of diagnosing the problem, prescribing the right treatment, and monitoring the patient's progress.
Many people suffering from Bell's Palsy complain of weakness in their muscles and tendons even after completing Bell's Palsy physical therapy. This is because the primary treatment of Bell's Palsy focuses on the prevention of further trauma and injury to the tissues and tendons, thus allowing the patient's body to heal naturally. It is therefore important that when patients complain of muscle weakness, they are advised to rest for a few days and increase their exercises gradually. If patients do not feel any improvement in their muscle strength within a couple of weeks, they should undergo surgery to repair the damaged tendons and muscles. However, physiotherapy doctors discourage their patients from undergoing invasive surgery as such procedures may lead to permanent damage to the nerves and muscles.
A majority of patients who have undergone Bell's Palsy therapy sessions report feeling some improvement in their motor skills. However, since motor skills alone are not enough to prevent further disabilities, patients need to learn how to balance facial muscle fitness. This requires regular exercise and help from the physiotherapists. Further improvements in the therapy session are sure to help the patients improve their condition.