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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Manikandan N Effect of facial neuromuscular re-education on facial symmetry in patients with Bell’s palsy: Manuscripts repeated as exclusion criteria. Narin S, Barutu A Treatment of prolonged facial paralysis with temporalis myoplasty and electrical stimulation.

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 ]. Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals Ann Jose ankara escort. Oravitan M, Avram C The effectiveness of electromyographic biofeedback as part of a meniscal repair rehabilitation programme.

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 or other treatments [ 4 ].

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

Physiother Theory Pract Phys Ther Rev 8: This might occur because FE is an efficient technique to treat facial paralysis [ 24 ]. 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 ].

Cochrane Database Syst Rev As mentioned, the causes for this illness are unknown but it is associated to hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, diabetes, infections, poisoning, genetic syndromes, neoplasias and musculoskeletal and neurological lesions [ 14 ]. What this study adds: Keywords Rehabilitation; Physiotherapy; Peripheral facial paralysis. Agri and Aquaculture Journals Dr.

Home Publications Conferences Register Contact. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol Am Fam Physician Key Messages What is already known on this topic: Sandeep SM, Jayprakash VN Effect of electrical stimulation on facial grading system in subjects with early facial palsy.


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 ]. In two other studies where massage therapy, ES and paralisia exercises FE in front of a mirror were applied to individuals with different neuronal damage, greater benefit was found when ES and FE were used compared to massage therapy; 10 or no difference when ES plus FE vs FE alone were compared [ 11 ] moreover, 29 subjects with neuropraxia from this last study completely recovered in one year without any treatment, i.

Therapeutic categories Persons with acute Bell’s palsy usually recover completely without any treatment [ 716 ]. Ann Jose ankara escort. Eberstein A, Eberstein S Electrical stimulation of denervated muscle: There is also a combined therapy with acupuncture, called electro-acupuncture, frequently used by Chinese physicians and physiotherapists [ 19 ].

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 ].

For a better understanding by the reader, it deals with general information about the pathology and the common form of electrotherapy used. In contrast, Manikandan [ 23 ] reported that FE vs.

Regarding its treatment, it 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 ].

Review Article Open Access. Peitersen E Bell’s palsy: With these criteria we found 54 reports, and after reading them only five met all the above inclusion and exclusion criteria Table 1.

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From the same study, due 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 ].

Even so it is stated that if electrotherapy is used for denervated muscles, its application must begin as soon as facial reconstruction is done [ 18 ]. An update review of randomized and controlled clinical trials inclusion criteria was done in the following databases: We searched the following databases: Visit for more related articles at Journal of Novel Physiotherapies.

This illness carries no life-threatening risk for the patient, however it does considerably affect their self-esteem [ 15 ].

In addition, there are a few random and controlled studies that test the efficacy or not of ES [ 489 ]. Doshi D and Saab M Bell’s palsy in children: Med Sci Sports Exerc J Sports Sci Med Can’t read the image?

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It is probable that ES if applied together, i. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med Select your language of interest to view the total content in your interested language.

Moreover, when there is a control group the differences could be significant [ 9 ]. Finsterer J Management of peripheral facial nerve palsy.

The main concerns in the Alakram and Puckree elcetroestimulacion 8 ] study are: Guidelines Upcoming Special Issues. Morral-Fernandez A Electro diagnostico y electro estimulation de masculos denervados. Feedback exercise and its benefits over the other treatments might be due to its selective recruitment on motor units observed during these exercises, and thus producing better control of facial movements.

Electrotherapy involves the passing of electric current that could be galvanic continuous or faradic pulsating of 0. Facial Plast Surg Am J Chin Med