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The most common cause of facial paralysis is Bell’s palsy. It is a condition where one side of the face loses muscle control. While Bell’s palsy and facial paralysis go hand-in-hand, the two conditions are not the same. There are many causes of facial paralysis that are not Bell’s palsy and may need different treatments. It is important that those who believe they have Bell’s palsy receive a thorough diagnosis to determine the best treatment for their condition.

What Are the Symptoms of Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s palsy symptoms may appear instantaneously for no apparent reason, and the exact cause is not known. It is believed viral infections may play a part, as well as other risk factors. Some people report that sounds seemed louder or they feel a pain behind their ear in the days before the other symptoms occur. Bell’s palsy only affects one side of the face, and symptoms may include:

  • Unable to blink or close one eye
  • Drooling
  • One eye waters more than usual
  • Trouble chewing
  • Visible drooping on one side of the face
  • Muscle spasms or twitching

It is important to get diagnosed right away if you believe you have Bell’s palsy. It is important to rule out other causes of facial paralysis. Most cases of Bell’s palsy go away on their own over a few months, but there is a small percentage that experience ongoing symptoms.

Treatment Options for Bell’s Palsy

For those that have Bell’s palsy, initial treatment may include anti-viral medications or steroids. Each case is unique, and patients are evaluated to determine the best course of treatment. For those whose symptoms persist, surgery may be required, or other treatments may be used to help control the facial paralysis.

Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is highly experienced in treating facial paralysis and symptoms of Bell’s palsy. He offers treatments such as Botox injections to relax facial muscles for a more natural appearance and eyelid surgery to reanimate the eye. If you have Bell’s palsy and are looking for treatment options, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

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Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

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Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
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Staten Island NY 10306

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