During his time in middle school, George Clooney got a case of Bell’s Palsy which left him with a paralyzed face droop (see photo) that definitely drew schoolyard taunts. The malady went away within a year, but the scars ran deep. “That was the worst time of my life,” he told the Daily Mirror in 2003. “You know how cruel kids can be. I was mocked and taunted, but the experience made me stronger.”
Recent Case Study:
In a recent case study, a patient with Bells Palsy received chiropractic adjustments and low level laser therapy sessions and experienced complete resolution of his symptoms.
Bell’s Palsy is a self-limiting form of facial paralysis resulting from a dysfunction of cranial nerve 7. The most common symptom is the inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.
Low level laser therapy helps reduce inflammation along the facial nerve and can also increase the rate of regeneration of the nerve. Chiropractic adjustments to the upper cervical region of the spine reduce the amount of pressure applied to cranial nerve 7 and allows for maximum function. Adjustments also restore proper biomechanical movements which allows for an increased range of motion of the cervical region alleviating muscle spasms, tightness and inflammation.
In this specific case, the patient only received 2 treatments of low level laser therapy and 4 chiropractic adjustments and gained full facial control with no headaches!
You can receive low level laser therapy at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness Center in West Chester for a multitude of ailments. Click Here to learn more!