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Eclectic rehabilitation for bell’s palsy: A case report

  • CELLMED
  • Abbr : CellMed
  • 2022, 12(3), pp.11-11
  • DOI : 10.5667/CellMed.2022.011
  • Publisher : Cellmed Orthocellular Medicine and Pharmaceutical Association
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : June 8, 2022
  • Accepted : August 24, 2022
  • Published : August 31, 2022

Jyoti Jha 1 Huma Khan 1 Sahar Zaidi 2

1Department of Physiotherapy, Jamia Hamdard
2Jamia Hamdard

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ABSTRACT

Bell’s Palsy is one of the most common mononeuropathies or disorders affecting a single nerve and is associated with facial nerve weakness and paralysis. Though self-limiting the disorder may leave its long-lasting residual manifestations in the form of abnormal facial symmetry, inability to close the eyes, and other poor outcomes leading to disability and impairment in societal functioning among patients. Treatment strategies include pharmacological, surgical, and therapeutic options and to limit the long-term devastating effects therapeutic options play a vital role. Physiotherapeutic techniques have been widely used among patients with Bell’s Palsy but not all techniques are performed in combination. One is compared with the other and also for short durations. We planned this study to see the outcome of combined techniques available in Physiotherapy on a patient with long-term follow-up. This is a case of 38 years old male patient diagnosed with right-sided bell palsy who received 7 weeks of rehabilitation in the form of electrotherapy, facial exercises, facial PNF, massage, and education on eye care. The implementation of 7 weeks of physiotherapeutic rehabilitation led to improved facial functions and a reduction in the level of disability in the patient.

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