[Treatment of Bell's palsy by using portable biofeedback devices]

Zh Nevropatol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 1989;89(10):57-62.
[Article in Russian]


Portable, electromyographic feed-back devices were used to develop a scheme for staged and directed correction of motor function of facial muscles. The scheme was applied to the treatment of 32 patients aged 17 to 60 years with neuritis and neuropathy of the facial nerve. As a result of the treatment, the patients manifested the improvement of coordinative interrelations between the analogous groups of muscles of the diseased and normal side of the face (activation of weakened muscles with simultaneous abatement of the intensity of pathologic synergisms), evidencing the returning to normal of the central programs that control movements.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Biofeedback, Psychology / instrumentation*
  • Electromyography
  • Facial Muscles / innervation
  • Facial Muscles / physiopathology
  • Facial Paralysis / physiopathology
  • Facial Paralysis / therapy*
  • Female
  • Functional Laterality
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Contraction