Our neurosurgical experts at Advanced Neurosurgery Associates, provide a range of services for malfunction of nerves, including hemifacial spasm. Our team of neurosurgeons help patients in Atlanta and the surrounding areas with the diagnosis, treatment and management of symptoms.
Hemifacial spasm is a painless, but possibly debilitating, condition characterized by episodic twitching of the muscles on one side of the face. It usually begins around the eye but can spread down the face to around the mouth, even affecting taste and possibly hearing.
There is no effective medication to control this disorder. Botox injections may provide temporary relief but multiple injections are required every three months. It is not always possible to completely eradicate the spasms this way and there is a risk of producing muscular weakness.
Microsurgery in the form of a microvascular decompression of the facial nerve offers an effective and lasting treatment to this devastating problem. Many patients will wake up from surgery and their spasms are gone. In others, the spasms will gradually diminish over time.
For debilitating nerve conditions such as hemifacial spasms, our team of nerve specialists at Advanced Neurosurgery Associates are able to treat all types of peripheral nerve and central nervous system disorders. Our team can help with any of your needs to improve your quality of life. For more information about nerve care, contact our neurosurgical specialists at 678-312-2700.