what’s causing Justin Bieber’s condition, UNC doctor explains

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The condition is known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and it's only one of the causes of facial paralysis.

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The multi-Grammy winner revealed in a video that he posted via Instagram that he was suffering from the condition that causes facial paralysis and can affect facial nerves through the shingles outbreak.

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Bieber's announcement came following the fact that the singer cancelled his concerts at Toronto as well as Washington, D.C.

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Bieber's performance was so strained on the clip that he was able to barely move the other side of his face. He also called the condition "Pretty serious."

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Dr. Matthew Miller, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Facial Nerve Center is a specialist in treating patients suffering from facial paralysis due to the condition.

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"The easiest way to think about Ramsay Hunt syndrome is shingles of the facial nerve," Miller said.

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"Once you beat that chickenpox infection, that virus always lives within you," Miller declared.

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"The most obvious symptom of it is partial or complete facial paralysis on one side of your face," Miller said

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Miller and added that other signs could include a red rash around the ear, severe hearing loss, ear pain as well as dizziness.

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Ramsay Hunt is just one of many ailments that can create facial paralysis.

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"I think we have 30 different causes of facial paralysis we are treating at the UNC Facial Nerve Center," Miller stated.

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For those suffering from the facial paralysis Miller stressed that it's essential to diagnose the condition promptly, as soon as you can because the treatment is contingent on the root of the problem.

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Whatever the reason, Miller knows how difficult to live with facial paralysis.

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"I was left with severe traumatic brain injury and pan facial fractures, which is the medical term for I had my face crushed."

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"I did have a complete left-sided facial paralysis really for six or seven months before I slowly started to recover," Miller said.

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"I can remember just how devastating that was, how devastating it was to have people staring at me, really ignoring what I'm saying because they're wondering what's going on with my face."

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Miller continues to receive treatment and believes that there's a chance for people suffering from facial paralysis, regardless of the reason or the length of time the paralysis lasted.

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