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    Default Bell's Palsy or simply nerve damage with paralyzed face?

    I had Bell's Palsy 30 years ago. What I am experiencing now after being rear ended in a car wreck is not the same but similar in that my eye won't blink, nostril will not flare, lip does not move on right side but the big difference is I can feel my hand upon my face and I experience horrible pain daily as if an ear infection, abscessed tooth, and baseball bat all hit me at once on the right side. The pain will calm then returns each day to wake me. I've seen 3 doctors so fall..all three are baffled. I see a neurologist in two weeks (I need him now). I am fearing this is permanent. My Bell's palsy 30 years ago gave no pain, was numb like I had bee filled up with novacaine and was over in 3 weeks.

    I am taking a nerve pain med and it works most of the time then fails me on some days too as I grip my head, sit, and try to mentally overcome the pain that at one time I thought would throw me into shock. It was more intense than shingle pain I have experienced.

    Does anyone have a thought on what I may have? Could it be a form of Bell's Palsy different than my first go round? This condition did not appear until a few days after I got a substantial blow to the back of my truck that whip lashed my very sensitive neck that already has had ACDF surgery with hardware and donor bone. I have gotten a lawyer simple because I'm afraid and don't know what I'm doing, what's wrong, and neither does three doctors so far.

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    Was going to edit typos but can't find edit button.

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    I'm so sorry for your pain. I'm just taking a guess that since this pain occurred following your car accident/whiplash, that it is directly correlated to that accident. Perhaps you've re-injured a nerve? Just a guess, since I'm not a medical professional, of course.

    Have you had any tests?

    I hope that the neurologist will have answers to help you.

    Please keep us posted.

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    hey ejbpesca!

    i agree with rose. it sounds connected to your accident and whiplash.

    the only other thing i can think of that fits the description of the pain you are having is TMJ: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...s/con-20043566 (click on the link).

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    Welcome to BrainTalk, ejbpesca,

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    Welcome to BrainTalk, ejbpesca,

    The "Edit Post" feature is located in the lower right hand corner of your post, in the line that says, "Thanks", "Edit Post", "Reply" and "Reply With Quote".

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    No tests yet except for test of patience with local medical community that is so slow to react we have lost many to lack of action. I had a day without pain! Today pain is back but not at high level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejbpesca View Post
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    My screen only has "reply with quote," not the other choices.
    This is because the user group that you are in has limited abilities/permissions. Your 11th post should have the edit post, thanks, and reply options available.
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    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

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    Sounds like you injured yourself and aggravated your Bells Palsy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funnylegs4 View Post
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    Sounds like you injured yourself and aggravated your Bells Palsy.
    It has been two months since the wreck and seven weeks since the paralysis set in that is still with me, yet not as pronounced as at first. MRI's in a few days then have to wait another month to see Dr. again. I also have turned in my all level herniated lumbar MRI to him from Dec. I was here back in 2003, seeking advice for ACDF c345. Got a big D in my thoracic DDD for the first one.

    My area is experiencing rapid growth population wise as folks move here and from all indications the medical community is overwhelmed. We have many services but getting to them is difficult. To go in for a test looks like Grand Central Station.

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