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Nervous disorder, facial spasms causing difficulty in laughing, crying, lifting heavy objects. Taken acupuncture treatment. Permanent cure?

Hi im xxxxxxx.. Im suffering from nervous disorder for the past 8 yrs, i have undergone treatment with many reputed doctors but its of no use.. None of them were able to detect wats my problem..Atlast an yr back i took Accupuntre treatment.. Doctor told im suffering from facial spasms, he encouraged me it can be cured but i was hopless.. to his gurantee my pain on my jaws & cheeks area were reduced to an extent.. But there was continous pulling of nereves & muscles on my cheeks & head.. i couldnt laugh much, lift weight objects & even cry to too.. i had tried attempting sucide too due to this disease & makes my face looks very awkward. i want to know is there any permanent cure treatment for facial spasms.. I havent reached the core level of this disease.. I couldnt laugh & my left eyes will be quite bigger compared to the right one.. this can be easily identified in my photos but not directly.
Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Hi Saranya,
If your diagnosis of facial spasm is confirmed,then consult a neuro surgeon for a second opinion and management.

Facial spasms can be controlled either by oral medications / Botox injections/ Surgical intervention( if it is due to Facialnerve compression).

Although you have to take regular medications or repeat Botox injections at regular intervals( may be once every 3 mths),under your neurosurgeons guidance it will temporarily relieve your problem .

Surgical intervention will be finalized only by your neurologist/ neurosurgeon after monitoring your response to oral drugs and Botox injections.

Every problem has a solution. So Never Ever give up and have positive thoughts.
Consult a neurosurgeon in your area for confirmation of your diagnosis and early intervention.Take care :-).

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