“Paradigm shift in rehabilitation of long-standing Bell’s palsy during later stages of recovery”
Our scientific article about Bell’s palsy complications and their recovery has been published in the journal “Fundamental and applied researches in practice of leading scientific schoold”.
In this article we discuss the traditional approach to possible causes, available
treatments of Bell’s palsy complications and share our concept of a new paradigm in rehabilitation of long-standing Bell’s palsy during later stages of the recovery (2 years and more). According to this new paradigm, synkinesis, contractures and mass movements of facial muscles, as well as related chronic facial pains are the result of newly-formed, pathological mimetic patterns in the CNS, which can be reduced and then reversed by applying the new approach to rehabilitation, based on other than traditional principles.
The results achieved by our patients can serve as an evidence that this new approach may indicate a beginning of a paradigm shift in rehabilitation of long-standing Bell’s palsy.