Hemifacial spasm is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions on one side of the face. This condition often begins with twitching around the eye and can progress to affect other facial muscles. Dr. Gregory Lekovic offers personalized non-surgical and surgical treatments to manage the symptoms and treat this neurological disorder.
What Are Hemifacial Spasms?
Hemifacial spasms are a neurological disorder that manifests as involuntary muscle contractions on one side of the face. Typically, it begins around the eye, causing rapid and repetitive twitching, and can progressively involve other facial muscles. This condition is primarily caused by compression or irritation of the facial nerve, leading to misfiring signals to the affected muscles. Although not life-threatening, hemifacial spasms can cause significant discomfort and social embarrassment and interfere with daily life.
Possible Symptoms of Hemifacial Spasms:
- Involuntary muscle contractions on one side of the face
- Rapid and repetitive twitching, typically around the eye
- Unilateral (affecting only one side)
- Discomfort and facial distortion
- Social embarrassment
- Interference with daily activities
Treatment Options for Hemifacial Spasms
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Dr. Lekovic is a board-certified neurosurgeon with specialized expertise in skull base and cerebrovascular surgery, boasting a remarkable career spanning over two decades. If you or a loved one is seeking guidance or treatment for neurological conditions like hemifacial spasms, we encourage you to take the next step toward relief. Schedule an appointment to consult with Dr. Lekovic, who can explore the best treatment options tailored to your needs.