Hi!The area including and just above my left side upper lip is numb, up to my left norsil. My left upper teeth and gums are also numb.This happened after I got hit just below my left eye this saturday morning.(my daughter jumped on me while I was not looking and headbut me accidentally!)It was not swollen nor bruise. I just got immediately this numbness feeling and it's not going away. My face muscles and lips are functioning/appear perfectly.I got some friendly medical advice to take in some vitamine B plus a special but accessible drug based on some phosphates (can get more specific if needed) to treat traumatic-nerve damage. I've been told it will take a while but it's going away in a few weeks. However, since it's not improving... not a bit (it's been 2 days), I'm looking for additional advice.Is it really going away? What can be done (drugs, exercises, nutrition, accumpunture, etc.) to accelerate the healing?Thx a lot for the advice!Best,CarlosSão Paulo, Brazil
Person's Gender: MalePerson's Age: 35What have you tried so far?: Mentioned in the question. Vitamine B and a specific drug.
Hello from JAIt depends on where the nerve damage is.Do you have any other medical problems?Have you been in any accidents?
Can you tell where the damage is by considering the areas that are numb?
I do not have any other medical problems and have not been involved in any other accident, other then the one I described on my question.
Inflammation is not necessarily damage, and inflammation in this area might cause numbness by local nerve damage, that should resolve.However, damage to the neck or cervical spine, can also cause numbness in this area.The first piece of advice is to have this examined medicallyYou have not?
No. Got it. I will.
Well. Not by an expert.
My father in law is an orthopaedic MD. He's sure I have not fractured any bones on my face. He was the one that said "it's likely to take a few weeks... take Vitamin B and this drug to accelerate the process... it will be fine".