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Hemifacial spasm, no improvement with botox injections, alternative treatment. Does yoga for relief. Will it cure?

My mother has a problem of hemifacial spasm for th elast 15 years. She underwent three courses of botox injections but failed. Ayurveda and accupuncture also tried but no results. Allopathy medicines cause allergies in her. She stopped all her medicines and has been doing just yoga for the past 9 years. is cure possible?
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

I would be interested in knowing the MRI brain report. We need to exclude any compression of the facial nerve, which can cause hemifacial spasm. If there is a compression of facial nerve on the side of hemifacial spasm, then, surgery may be beneficial.

On the other hand, if the MRI is absolutely normal, then, botulinum toxin injections are the best. You may get it done by a trained neurologist.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Tue, 3 Dec 2013
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