Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 23192
  Title Chiropractic management of Bell palsy with low level laser and manipulation: A case report [case report]
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3838725/
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2013 Dec;12(4):288-291
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Publication Type Case Report
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Objective: The purpose of this case report is to describe chiropractic management including the use of cold laser and chiropractic manipulation in the treatment of a patient with Bell palsy.

Clinical features: A 40-year-old male patient had a 10-day history of facial paralysis on his left side, including the inability to close his left eye, which also had tearing and a burning sensation. The patient had trouble lifting his left lip and complained of drooling while brushing his teeth. There was no previous history of similar symptoms or a recent infection. Prior treatment had included oral steroids.

Intervention and outcome: The patient was treated with low-level laser therapy and chiropractic manipulation 2 times in 4 days. The laser was applied along the course of the facial nerve for 30 seconds at each point and for 1 minute at the stylomastoid foramen. The laser used was a GaAs class 4 laser with a wavelength of 910 nm. The patient perceived a 70% to 80% improvement of facial movement after the first treatment. After the second treatment, the patient reported full control of his facial movements.

Conclusion: A patient with acute facial paralysis appeared to have complete resolution of his symptoms following the application of low-level laser therapy and chiropractic manipulation.

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