my Bell's Palsy links


These are links that I found useful in educating myself about Bell's Palsy. The ones I found most useful pertain to the exercises that I could do by myself. Most of the categorization is fuzzy as most of the pages referenced overlap in more than one category. Links are good as of February 2, 2004.

There is a support newsgroup for Bell's, but there doesn't seem to be much activity there. Instead, you might want to check out google's archive of posts to that group. A much better forum may be found at

DMOZ's list of BP links is useful. You might want to browse through it first.


Columbia University College of P & S Complete Home Medical Guide (may not be available: local copy in pdf)

Understanding Bell's Palsy -- the Basics (also check out the links on that page to 'symptoms' and 'detection and treatment')

Diagnose Me: Conditions: Bell's Palsy


Bell's Palsy InfoSite & Forums - Facial Exercises for Bells palsy / Facial Paralysis (good list of exercises, local copy in pdf (but not very good copy) - check out the rest of the website, it's very good)

Bell's Palsy-Idiopathic Facial Nerve Paralysis (local copy in pdf)

Bell's Palsy Exercises (this site mentions chewing gum, but some other sites warn against doing so as it may encourage synkinesis, local copy in pdf - Update: May 10, 2005; link no longer good)

Bell's Palsy Information Site (shows facial muscles, massage in direction of muscle movement, local copy in pdf)


Doctor, What Is Bell's Palsy? (Update: April 28, 2008; link no longer good)

Bell's palsy

Bell's Palsy (Facial Palsy)

Bell's Palsy - Methodist Health Care System, Houston, Texas (Update: April 28, 2008; link no longer good)

bells palsy, facial paralysis, facial nerve, twitching, weakness

Bell's Palsy - Print Version: Online Reference For Health Concerns (Update: April 28, 2008; link no longer good)

Facial Nerve Dysfunction (pdf) (Update: May 10, 2005; link no longer good)


From the Grand Rounds Archive at Baylor

eMedicine - Bell Palsy: Article by Michael Lambert, MD - Bell Palsy (Facial Nerve Weakness, Facial Nerve Palsy)

personal logs

Bell's Palsy Information Center (good site, extensive information and links)

diary (Rudy de Bruin, 41 - daily log, quick recovery)

Bell's Palsy (Chase Sanborn, trumpet player - weekly log, slower recovery)

Bell's Palsy (Pete Moyer - brief entries (not regular), quick recovery)

Bell's Palsy: Facing The Nightmare (This one's funny, and I liked it, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it will be updated: local copy in pdf in case it disappears. Update: May 12, 2004; this site seems to have disappeared.)

Six Clicks From Death (personal account by Cynthia Joyce, not really a log)

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