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Trust Our Care for Hemifacial Spasms

Involuntary facial movements, or facial spasms, can be frustrating and awkward. But they don’t have to be permanent, and healing is possible for you or a loved one.

At the AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, our caring team can determine the cause of your spasms and provide treatment that restores your comfort, confidence and quality of life. Let’s get started today.

Understanding Hemifacial Spasms

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Caring for Hemifacial Spasms With Advanced Treatments

We offer surgical and non-surgical treatments that may provide relief from hemifacial spasm, including:

Anticonvulsant Medications

These medications are non-surgical options that can reduce the severity of your symptoms. Botox® treatment for hemifacial spasms may also be effective. This treatment involves injections that help relax affected muscles.

Microvascular Decompression

This is a type of minimally invasive hemifacial spasm surgery. By making a small incision behind the ear and removing a tiny piece of the skull, a surgeon can separate the veins and arteries from the nerve they’re compressing and place a special type of sponge between the nerve and blood vessel to relieve the pressure.

Your doctor will work with you to determine the treatment that’s best for you and your condition.

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Expertise That Heals

You can trust our doctors for the knowledge, experience and caring, personalized attention you need to get you back on your feet and back to feeling whole.