Hemifacial Spasm Surgery: How We Treat It

Hemifacial spasms are truly a complicated condition from time to time. Determining what exactly is causing your hemifacial spasm is the first step in our thorough analysis. There are multiple symptoms involved in hemifacial spasms and we at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants are here to help resolve those symptoms in due time. We have treatment options which we’ve seen many levels of success with. Read on to discover more about hemifacial spasms including the causes, symptoms, and our treatment options we offer here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants.

Hemifacial Spasm Causes

The causes of hemifacial spasms typically involve a blood vessel touching a facial nerve. Additionally, it may be caused by a facial tumor, a facial nerve injury, or it could be caused by unknown circumstances until we have a further look into all of your past medical history. Whatever the cause may be, we’ll always be able to provide an initial consultation to address your concerns and properly assess what the next steps to take when exploring treatment options for your hemifacial spasm condition.

Hemifacial Spasm Symptoms

The symptoms commonly associated with hemifacial spasms consist of the following:

  • A small twitching effect of one eyelid, which may pull the eye shut and cause the eye to tear up involuntarily
  • Further pronounced spasms along one side of the face, affecting the cheek and mouth area
  • Pain behind the inner or outer ear
  • Hearing changes over time
  • Larger spasms extending the length of the face from the eye area to the chin area
  • These symptoms may prove to continue during periods of rest and/or sleep as well
  • While these symptoms are comprehensive, there may be additional symptoms which may arise from time to time which we’ll be sure to address during your initial and ongoing consultations.

    Hemifacial Spasm Treatment Options

    The treatment options for hemifacial spasms typically consist of botox injections to temporarily relieve the symptoms. This may end up resolving the condition over time, yet if it still persists, it’s important to explore anticonvulsant medications and surgery. The surgery we perform here at Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants is minimally invasive, behind your ear (so nobody can see your scar), and we’ll reposition the artery which is irritating the affected nerve. All in all, it’s a surgery which is thankfully much less invasive than many people believe.

    Choosing Neurosurgery & Spine Consultants for Your Hemifacial Spasm Treatment

    If you’re seeking relief from your hemifacial spasm condition, you’ll want to contact us to learn more about how we can help by using the button below. We’ll be sure to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible and we’ll be sure to address any and all of your concerns with our excellent medical care focused on resolving your hemifacial spasm condition. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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