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Bell's Palsy & Ramsay Hunt

Bell's Palsy and Ramsay Hunt are conditions that cause the facial muscles to weaken or become paralyzed on one side of the face. It is caused by trauma or inflammation of the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) and is not permanent. It should not cause any other part of the body to become affected. If other areas are involved, Bell's Palsy is not the cause of the symptoms and further testing must be done. Most people recover spontaneously over time. If this does not occur, further information on the disorder and its treatment may be found at the Bell's Palsy information site and by seeking help from your physician, a neurologist, or an ENT.

Surface EMG

At the NeuroRehab and Balance Center, Our specially trained speech-language pathologist will teach you about your condition, and may prescribe oral motor exercises, myofascial release, surface EMG, and other modalities. As with other disorders, a physician's order will be required for evaluation and treatment.


"With my speech therapist's guidance and our hard work, we were able to make significant improvements regarding my Bell's Palsy. There were many improvements but I'll just mention two; the ability to whistle again and soft lips again. I love music and whistling along to tunes was very important to me. Regarding the soft lips, my wife and I will be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary and my wife enjoys my soft lips again! I'm sure NeuroRehab and Balance Center has improved many lives over the years. Working with my speech therapist certainly has improved my quality of life. Keep up the great work!"

- Dennis

Support Group

"Let's Face It"
Meets informally to provide education and support
Meetings are the second Tuesday of January, April, July, and October
7pm to 8:30pm at NeuroRehab & Balance Center
For additional questions, please contact:
Marilyn Crossley, M.A., SLP
Phone: (937) 401-6109