Hemifacial Spasm Condition/Diagnosis Overview:
With this condition a person experiences uncontrollable facial twitching mostly on one side of the face. This is often due to compression and irritation to the facial nerve. Patients with this problems often avoid going in public due to the facial twitching.
Facial Twitching and muscle contractions
Medication, surgery, and Botox injections are the most common treatments with this condition. When conservative treatments fail, our surgeons will use neuro-navigation and microscopic surgery to decompress the nerve and improve the nerve irritation and compression. Our patients often come back and report how much they social situations and have started joining in on family photos after surgery.