Bell’s Palsy refers to a random episode of facial paralysis or muscle weakness, which begins suddenly and increases in severity over 48 hours. The condition is caused by facial nerve damage, and typically results in pain and discomfort on one side of the face or head. Victims of all ages can suffer from Bell’s Palsy, but it most often strikes people who have diabetes, a cold, influenza, or another upper respiratory ailment, along with pregnant women. Men and women are equally as likely to be affected, and the condition is less common before 15 or after age 60. While Bell’s Palsy typically goes away on its own, it may linger in rare cases. There isn’t a cure for Bell’s palsy, but recovery typically starts anywhere from 2 weeks to 6 months from the onset of symptoms. Cranial Facial Release, or CFR may be an effective treatment to alleviate lingering symptoms of Bell’s Palsy.

Bell’s Palsy Causes And Symptoms

Bell’s Palsy doesn’t have any known cause, but may be related to inflammation from the body’s immune system against the nerve that controls facial movement. Some of the most common symptoms of Bell’s Palsy include:

  • Loss of feeling in the face
  • Disordered movement of the muscles that control facial expressions, like squinting, smiling, closing the eyelid, or blinking
  • Drooling
  • Headache
  • Tearing
  • Loss of the sense of taste on front two-thirds of the tongue
  • Inability to close the eye on the side of the face that is affected
  • Hypersensitivity to sound in the ear that is affected (hyperacusis)

CFR For Treating Bell’s Palsy

The goal of CFR is to induce mobility in the cranial system and unlock cranial fixations by primarily targeting the sphenoid bone. This helps facilitate normal cranial function and cranial respiratory motion, along with the movement and production of fluids that bathe the brain with nutrients and oxygen. By inserting and quickly inflating tiny balloons in the nose (specifically the naso pharynx), the practitioner helps mobilize the bones of the cranium and face. 

Most people who seek CFR treatment are typically last-resort patients who have already run the gamut of conventional treatment procedures and want to find a holistic, natural approach to care that will help address their symptoms and restore their quality of life. CFR has been shown to be effective at helping with conditions like facial pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia), breathing disorders, snoring, sinusitis, sleep apnea, and Bell’s Palsy. CFR has also found success in treating infants with craniometaphyseal dysplasia, hydrocephalus, and more. If you are seeking a natural, holistic way to alleviate lingering effects of Bell’s Palsy, you may want to consider CFR as a way to restore normal cranial function. 

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Bell’s Palsy affects people of all ages and sexes, and may have symptoms that never go away. CFR may be a natural treatment to help alleviate the symptoms of Bell’s Palsy. Coastal Chiropractic is a top chiropractic clinic offering Cranial Facial Release and other specialized chiropractic procedures. Call Coastal Chiropractic in Pompano Beach, FL to schedule an appointment today.