Hemifacial spasm is a nervous system disorder in which the muscles on one side of your face twitch involuntarily. It is typically caused by a blood vessel touching a facial nerve, but it may also be caused by a facial nerve injury or a tumor.
Treatment may include injections into the affected area or may result in a surgical procedure, called a microvascular decompression, to relieve pressure on the facial nerve. This intervention can have significant side-effects, so the risks and benefits must be carefully considered.
To schedule your consultation, complete the ‘Request an Appointment’ section on this page or call Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at 1.800.353.7720. Our neurosurgeon team will work with you to determine the best treatment. If surgery is recommended for your condition, your surgeon will explain the procedure to you, along with the risks and benefits, in order for you to make an informed decision about your care.