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498 Possible Causes for Bell's Palsy, Facial Numbness, Impaired Balance, Vertigo

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    These symptoms include: Confusion or memory problems Difficulty understanding speech or sudden speech impairment, such as slurred speech Facial paralysis Sudden leg or arm[loyolamedicine.org] It can for example manifest as paralysis of a limb, loss of speech and / or vision, or impaired balance.[presse.inserm.fr] The purpose of evaluation is to: Check for another cause of your symptoms, such as a stroke, low blood sugar (if you have diabetes), or Bell's palsy.[mottchildren.org] How can we differentiate peripheral vs. central causes of vertigo at the bedside? What are the best medications for patients with vertigo? and many more…..[emergencymedicinecases.com]

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    However, there was a significantly higher incidence of facial numbness and diminished facial sensation, but not facial weakness, compared with the whole series.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Although acoustic neuromas mostly originate from the upper part of the balance nerve, vertigo and impaired balance rank only in third place as a symptom of an acoustic neuroma[acoustic-neuroma-brain-tumour.org] This is facial palsy, also known as Bell's palsy.[medicalnewstoday.com] We present two subjects with previously undiagnosed acoustic neuromas who complained of vertigo whenever they ran.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    , tingling, or pain: Facial pain Painful muscle spasms Tingling, crawling, or burning feeling in the arms and legs Other brain and nerve symptoms: Decreased attention span[nlm.nih.gov] , and impaired balance was seen in comparison with the placebo group ( Table 5 ).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Facial weakness: Bell's palsy can occur alone or with other indications of brainstem disorder.[patient.info] A 37-year old male presented with vertigo, paranoia, and tremor and had MRI changes suggestive of demyelinating disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Stroke

    A 48-year-old man presented with acute onset of left facial numbness, ataxic gait and double vision.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND: Proprioception deficits are common post-stroke and may lead to impaired standing balance and restricted mobility.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] palsy Bell's palsy is a type of cranial neuropathy that results from the inflammation of a nerve in the face.[medicalnewstoday.com] We present a case of a previously healthy 36-year-old man who presented with vertigo and vomiting. MRI showed posterior circulation territory infarction.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lyme Neuroborreliosis

    ), numbness, pain or weakness in the limbs, or poor coordination.[web.archive.org] It may be progressive and can involve cognitive impairment, brain fog, migraines, balance issues, weakness in the legs, awkward gait, facial palsy, bladder problems, vertigo[en.wikipedia.org] Bell's palsy is treated with corticosteroids, while Lyme neuroborreliosis is treated with antibiotics.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A few days later, he experienced mild vertigo, double vision, and headache.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Herpes Zoster

    It is particularly likely if there is facial infection.[dermnetnz.org] Proportion of patients with persistent vestibulocochlear symptoms, e.g. symptoms of balance impairment, sensorineural hearing loss (measured using pure tone audiometry), tinnitus[doi.org] Facial paralysis in the absence of vesicles may indicate zoster sine herpete, which can be mistaken for Bell's palsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Vertigo may last for days or weeks. Facial paralysis may be temporary or permanent.[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Other symptoms include visual defects (diplopia), syncope (drop attacks), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysarthria, hoarseness, and facial numbness, or paresthesias.[encyclopedia.com] Screening for vascular supply problems of the brain can assist in the clinician’s differential diagnosis and greatly benefit the dizzy and/or balance-impaired patient.[vestibular.org] STUDY SAMPLE: Participants included 14 patients with vertigo of VBI origin, 14 patients with vertigo of non-VBI, and 11 matched controls.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A decrease in blood flow can cause damage to brain tissue and impair normal function.[winchesterhospital.org]

    Missing: Bell's Palsy
  • Herpes Zoster Oticus

    In this overview, the results of MRI studies performed on patients with acute peripheral facial palsy, especially Bell's palsy and herpes zoster oticus, are discussed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CONCLUSION: The nerve trunks within the internal auditory canal are widely affected in HZO patients with vertigo.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Steroids are frequently used to optimize outcomes in Bell's palsy, but proof of their effectiveness is marginal.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most patients with vertigo also had hearing loss (28 of 30), and patients without hearing loss did not have vertigo (19 of 21).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

    Missing: Facial Numbness
  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Facial numbness and weakness are also common.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] This condition, known as progressive cerebellar syndrome (PCS), is seen less often than progressive myelopathy but can manifest with: Tremor: Impairment of fine hand movement[verywell.com] […] variety of symptoms, including changes in sensation (hypoesthesia), muscle weakness, abnormal muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance[disabled-world.com] Common symptoms of an MS relapse or attack include new numbness, tingling, or weakness in an area of the body, painful loss of vision, vertigo, double vision, and sometimes[medicalxpress.com]

    Missing: Bell's Palsy
  • Basilar Migraine

    […] while walking) Paresthesias (numbness or “pins and needles” in the face, hands, or feet) Confusion Nausea Vomiting Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or other hearing impairment[migravent.com] CONCLUSION: The relationship between BtM, dMV, and pMV refers to a distribution of severity across the disease spectrum of migraine-related vertigo.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Migraine and benign positional vertigo. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2000;109:377-380 Johnson GD. Medical management of migraine-related dizziness and vertigo.[dizziness-and-balance.com] What causes the vertigo in MAV ?[dizziness-and-balance.com]

    Missing: Bell's Palsy

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