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Idiopathic Facial Paralysis and Receiving Social Security Disability

This could happen to you at any time. You go to bed one night with everything being alright. When you wake up the next morning, however, your face feels stiff and odd. You discover that you are not able to smile completely. You also discover that one of your eyes will not close, and it is dripping with tears.  You may wonder what has happened to you during the night. You may be fearful that you have had a stroke. However, if the muscle weakness or paralysis that you are experiencing does not involve anything except your face, you may have a condition that is known as idiopathic facial paralysis.

What is Idiopathic Facial Paralysis?

Idiopathic facial paralysis is a condition that is characterized by your cranial nerve VII not working like it ought to. Your cranial nerve VII is your facial nerve. The result of your facial nerve not functioning properly is an inability to control your facial muscles on the side that is affected. There are several different disorders that can result in a facial paralysis. These include things like a brain tumor, Lyme disease or a stroke. However, if no specific cause can be determined for your facial paralysis, the condition is likely idiopathic facial paralysis. Idiopathic facial paralysis is called by other names. It is also known as Bell’s palsy, Bell palsy and Bells palsy Idiopathic facial paralysis was first described by Scottish anatomist Charles Bell. He studied the two facial nerves that direct how your face moves. Somewhere around 40,000 people are diagnosed with idiopathic facial paralysis every year in the United States. While this condition may occur at any age, it is rare when it affects people who are over the age of 60 or under the age of 15. Idiopathic facial paralysis may result from the nerve that controls your facial muscles becoming inflamed and swollen. This is often due to an infection that is usually brought about by a virus.

Herpes Simplex Virus is the leading cause of Idiopathic Facial Paralysis.

However, the leading cause of idiopathic facial paralysis is the herpes simplex virus. This is the virus that also causes cold sores and genital herpes. There are other viruses that have also been linked to idiopathic facial paralysis. Some of these are the viruses that cause chicken pox, mononucleosis and shingles.

Signs and symptoms of Idiopathic Facial Paralysis

There are several signs and symptoms that may be an indication of idiopathic facial paralysis. Some of these include: Has idiopathic facial paralysis and/or complications that have been caused by it or other illnesses that you have in conjunction with this condition led to your disability. Is it the reason why you cannot work? If this is the case, are you seeking financial help? Have you sought after Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits from the Social Security Administration? Were you turned down by the Social Security Administration?

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