In the previous two articles, we have discussed patients with intractable epilepsy who have benefited from epilepsy surgery to remove or disconnect the area of the brain that propagates their seizures. Another group of people who may benefit from epilepsy surgery is those who have generalized seizures - seizures where there is no clear onset in the brain. These children may also have severe developmental delays, worsened by years of seizures. These children are the ones who can benefit from corpus...
Viral infections such as
shingles may affect nerves in the face or head,
causing tingling, severe facial pain, or eye problems (keratitis).
Bell's palsy is caused by paralysis of the facial
nerve. Weak and sagging muscles on one side of the face is the most common
symptom. It also may cause an inability to close one eye and mild pain in the
Multiple sclerosis may affect facial
muscle control and strength, vision, and cause changes in feeling or
Myasthenia gravis causes facial muscle
weakness leading to drooping eyelids and difficulty talking, chewing,
swallowing, or breathing.
Lyme disease is an infection that is spread by the
bite of ticks infected with a bacteria. It may cause facial pain, headache,
stiff neck, or facial paralysis.
Spasms in the muscles of the face (tics) are
bothersome but usually not a cause for concern.
Treatment for changes in feeling or sensation in the face depend on
what is causing the problem.
Jan Nissl, RN, BS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
May 11, 2009
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 11, 2009
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