Bell's Palsy is a paralysis of the facial nerve resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side. Several conditions can cause a facial paralysis, e.g., brain tumor, stroke, and Lyme disease. However, if no specific cause can be identified, the condition is known as Bell's Palsy.
Bell’s palsy affects 50,000 people in the U.S. every year.
Chiropractic care works by locating and correcting subluxations (spinal misalignments), which cause interference to the proper functioning of the nervous system. Subluxations are problem areas of the spine that affect the entire nervous system. In these problem areas the spinal bones are misaligned or have lost their normal range of movement. This can irritate or put pressure on local nerves, which may interfere with the communication between your brain and body. Chiropractic adjustments work by removing the interference on the sensory nerve fibres.
The chiropractor does not treat Bell’s Palsy directly, but rather corrects the spinal nerve stress (vertebral subluxations). Without spinal nerve stress, the body functions better.