Online information and support group for people affected by facial palsy. What is facial palsy? The term facial palsy generally refers to weakness of the facial muscles, mainly resulting from temporary or permanent damage to the facial nerve.
When a facial nerve is either non-functioning or missing, the muscles in the face do not receive the necessary signals in order to function properly. This results in paralysis of the affected part of the face, which can affect movement of the eye(s) and/or the mouth, as well as other areas.
Each side of the face has its own facial nerve, so damaging the left facial nerve will only affect the left side of the face, and vice versa. Each nerve starts at the brain and enters the face to the front of the ear where it then divides into five separate branches. These branches supply the muscles which are used for facial expression. Tears, saliva production and taste are also controlled by the facial nerve in different ways.
Who is this aimed at?
This is aimed at people affected by facial palsy
This website is available at all times
This provision is based online
This is free to access
How to get involved
Visit the Facial Palsy website for information and support
Phone: 0300 030 9333
For further information
For more information about Facial Palsy UK search Facial Palsy UK in this directory.
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