Hemifacial spasm symptoms usually include:
Your doctor will talk with you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. Then he or she will work with you to create a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Your hemifacial spasm treatment might include microvascular decompression surgery (MVD), in which surgeons operate behind your ear to reach the affected nerve. The offending blood vessel is gently lifted off the nerve and the nerve is protected with tiny felt pieces. Surgeons use special electrical monitoring equipment during the surgery to make sure the spasms stop. Most people feel immediate relief after MVD and may leave the hospital a few days after surgery.