Bell’s Palsy Information and Resources

[Last review and update of resources on this page: 08.09.2013]

In the hours and days after I was diagnosed, I found several sources of information that were helpful to me, both educationally and emotionally. If you’ve come across my site and haven’t had a chance to visit some of these, I’d encourage you to do so. For my personal Bell’s Palsy story, see My Experience with Bell’s Palsy.

Bell’s Palsy Information and Resources

Bell’s Palsy Association @ A comprehensive source of information on Bell’s Palsy.

Bell’s Palsy Association Online Forums: Support forums connecting Bell’s Palsy sufferers around the world.

Bell’s Palsy Association Leaflets: Helpful information, answers to questions, and suggested facial exercises. [Note – the page I linked to with the leaflets is no longer working.  However, I did have direct URLs to the leaflets. Click on the images below to view. -David]

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What is Bell’s Palsy – page 1
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What is Bell’s Palsy – page 2
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Bell’s Palsy facial exercises

Bell’s Palsy Association Links Page: Other websites with information useful to sufferers of Bell’s Palsy

Bell’s Palsy InfoSite & Forums @ Another great resource for information as well as helpful support forums

NIH’s MedlinePlus page on Bell’s Palsy: Bell’s Palsy resources, reference and current information provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For an easy-to-understand introduction to Bell’s Palsy, I recommend viewing their Interactive Bell’s Palsy Tutorial and their Bell’s Palsy Reference Summary (opens as a PDF file).

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Bell’s Palsy Information Page. Also see their Bell’s Palsy’s Fact Sheet.

Cranial Nerve VII – Facial Nerve :Yale University School of Medicine’s overview of the distinct functions of of the nerves controlling facial movement. 28 pages that help understand where and how the face is affected by Bell’s Palsy. Page 9 of this site shows a figure diagramming the affected nerve and where lesions typically happen resulting in Bell’s Palsy. Page 10 (of 28) describes the characteristic indications of Bell’s Palsy on the affected side.

Cranial Nerve VII - Facial Nerve, Lower Motor Neuron (LMN) Lesion

Other Helpful Bell’s Palsy Sites

If you know of other information or resources that would be helpful for me to add here, leave a comment below or contact me directly.

2 replies on “Bell’s Palsy Information and Resources”

Went through the links to verify if they were all still working. Some were broken or going to empty pages. I’ve updated the missing images and most links should be up-to-date now. Let me know if there are other corrections to make or additional resources that should be added. Thanks!

I’m trying to keep this page clean, current and relevant. Because of that, I updated some of the links and resources on this page. If you’re a fellow Bell’s Palsy “survivor” and have found other helpful resources, feel free to post them here in the comments section. 😕 <--My Bell's Palsy face.