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Thursday, 18 August 2011

'Dead' Facial Nerves Brought Back To Life By Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist based at Southampton's teaching hospitals has discovered movement in the faces of patients with 'dead' nerves - by stretching the inside of their mouths with her finger.

The finding, made by specialist neurological physiotherapist Lorraine Clapham at Southampton General Hospital, gives hope to patients who suffer from facial palsy, where damage to nerves from injury, surgery or unexplained syndromes causes muscles to weaken and droop....


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