My daughter , 19 years old, has had Bell's palsy on the left side of her face for 1 year. Of the treatments she has had just acupuncture for the first 3 months on our own initiative. We live in Norway. The doctors in Norway don't reccomand any physio/electro/massage/acupuncture treatments, There is no competent medical persons educated to treat Bell's palsy in Norway, there are just surgeons. So my daughter can not get any help here except surgery. We do not wish surgery without trying some other methodes.
The first sign of improvment came after 3 months. It happened big improvement during a short time (sommer vacation 1-1,5 month). After that I can not see any progress. I think that the 60-70 % of movement is back.
She got synkinesis short time after the improvement. She says that when she wants to close her left eye, the lip-area on the left side of her face is mooving upwards etc. Her left eye got smaller then the right one, and when she smiles or gapes, her eye closes completely or almost completely.
Is it possible to get a consultation (and whwrw) with a proffesional therapeuts in the UK who can take a check of her and give her advice about massage, stretching and relaxing in order to manage the synkinesis?
I am thankful for your answer!
Best regards, Gloria