Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy is a condition associated with dysfunction in the facial nerve that results in facial paralysis and/or weakness (usually on one side). The exact cause is unknown, however it is thought to be related to a viral infection. Bell’s Palsy is usually temporary, occurring for six months or less but can become permanent in some people.

A study found that those with migraine had a 1.28 times higher risk of Bell’s Palsy compared to controls in those who were ≥30 and <60 years old.1