What causes hemifacial spasm?

It is believed that hemifacial spasm occurs when a blood vessel presses on the facial nerve that supplies the muscles to that side of the face.

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How can hemifacial spasm be treated?
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What kind of disabilities can occur after a stroke?
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The kind of disabilities that occur after a stroke is determined by which part of the brain was affe...
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What neurological or circulatory problems could I have after a stroke?
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How might a stroke affect me emotionally?
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