Parálisis facial. 18/09/ FASE FLACCIDA Crioterapia Masajes tonificantes Electroestimulación Reeducación neuromuscular – ejercicios. Bell’s palsy, physiotherapy, facial paralysis, parálisis facial and electro estimulación. Idiopathic peripheral facial paralysis or Bell’s palsy is the most frequent. Physical therapy for Bell´s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (Protocol for a en la literatura consultada, diferencia de la electroestimulación con respecto compromiso del labio superior por parálisis facial periférica: reporte de caso clínico.

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Can’t read the image? For a better understanding by the reader, it deals with general electoestimulacion about the pathology and the common form of electrotherapy used.

We searched the following databases: There is also a combined therapy with acupuncture, called electro-acupuncture, frequently used by Chinese physicians and physiotherapists [ 19 ]. The main concerns in the Alakram and Puckree [ 8 ] study are: It is probable that ES if applied together, i.

Effectiveness of Electro-stimulation as a Treatment for Bell’s Palsy: An Update Review

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara escort. As a consequence of this possibility, it is not known whether stimulation of muscles before the contact of nerves to the facial region, such as the stylohyoid, the digastric or the auricular muscles, may generate a positive therapeutic response or to cause other impairments following the stimulation of different nerves. Morral-Fernandez A Electro diagnostico y electro estimulation de masculos denervados.

What this study adds: Most of the studies where ES was used to treat denervated muscles were performed on animals or in muscles bigger than facial muscles, such as the quadriceps, gastrocnemius and soleus; in addition, there is a lack of precision regarding the current type, duration and frequency of the stimuli that may favor better results or avoid greater damage [ 1820 ].

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J Nov Physiother 5: Manikandan N Effect of facial neuromuscular re-education on facial symmetry in patients with Bell’s palsy: Elrctroestimulacion Sports Sci Med Hong Kong j emerg med Keywords Rehabilitation; Physiotherapy; Peripheral facial paralysis.

Manuscripts repeated as exclusion criteria. Phys Ther Rev 8: With these criteria we found 54 reports, and after reading them only five met all the above inclusion and exclusion criteria Table 1. In contrast, the physiotherapeutic treatments like electro-stimulation ESdespite of their actual common use are still controversial [ 5 ], and in many cases not recommended or show no positive results [ 167 ].


Finsterer J Management of peripheral facial nerve palsy. This illness carries no life-threatening risk for the patient, however it does considerably affect their self-esteem [ 15 ]. As mentioned, the causes for this illness paralisjs unknown but it is associated to hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, infections, poisoning, genetic syndromes, neoplasias and musculoskeletal and electroewtimulacion lesions [ 14 ].

Regarding its treatment, e,ectroestimulacion is recommended that it begins within the first 72 h of the appearance of symptoms [ 2 ]; however, due to its negative effects on the self-esteem it is very common for patients not to attend appointments or to delay treatment, making this illness a chronic one and harder to treat [ 715 ]. From the same study, paralisls to the total segmentation of the facial nerve and its possible reconstruction, ES was applied to prevent muscular atrophy and to preserve completely the metabolic and contractile functioning, while waiting for neuronal regeneration [ 9 ].

Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language. Therapeutic categories Persons with acute Bell’s palsy usually recover parslisis without any treatment [ 716 ].

This might occur because FE is an efficient technique to treat facial paralysis [ 24 ]. Sandeep SM, Jayprakash VN Effect of electrical stimulation on facial grading system in subjects with early facial palsy.

In contrast, Manikandan [ 23 ] reported that FE vs. Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol Physiother Theory Pract Visit for more related articles at Journal of Novel Physiotherapies.

Progression of this condition is within a week with a peak between 3 and 7 days; in contrast, recovery may take from a few weeks up to several years if denervation occurs and complete recovery may never be achieved[ 21114 ]. These authors applied the procedure during 21 days after reconstructive surgery of the temporal muscle, showing that patients subjected to ES had better facial symmetry both static and dynamic, than the control groups. In Mexico, according to the Ministry of Health there werecases for the year [ 2 ].


In recent studies on the use of electro-stimulation besides being insufficient, only one report, where electrotherapy was used alone, showed positive results when compared to the control not-treated group [ 9 ].

Those uncontrolled reports, aside from their lack of scientific strictness show low or no therapeutic capacity at all; [ 10 – 12 ] one of them even shows the worsening of facial functioning when electrotherapy is applied [ 13 ].

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Diels HJ Facial paralysis: This illness occurs without specific causes in individuals regardless of age and in both sexes; however, its incidence is higher around 40 years of age or over 65 years of age [ 23 ]. Key Messages What is already known on this topic: Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr.

An update review of randomized and controlled clinical trials inclusion criteria was done in the following databases: Treatments for this pathology are pharmacologic and physiotherapeutic, from which just the pharmacological forms of treatment have systematically shown better results when compared with controls electroesstimulacion other treatments [ 4 ].

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg Feedback exercise and its benefits over the other treatments might be due to its selective recruitment on motor units observed during laralisis exercises, and thus producing better control of facial movements. Am J Chin Med Narin S, Barutu A Treatment of prolonged facial paralysis with temporalis myoplasty and electrical stimulation.

Effectiveness of Electro-stimulation as a Treatment for Bell’s Palsy: Oravitan M, Avram C The effectiveness of electromyographic biofeedback as part of a meniscal repair rehabilitation programme. In the case of denervated muscles 5 to 10 unidirectional and rectangular pulses per day with 30 to ms pulse duration, and 4 pxralisis more seconds between pulses are used [ 17 ].