EXPERIENCE
FREEDOM FROM
HEMIFACIAL SPASM.

WELCOME.

Welcome to Nashville Neurosurgery Associate’s hemifacial spasm education center. Hemifacial spasm is a rare neuromuscular condition that causes uncontrollable muscle spasms in the face. Dr. Arthur J. Ulm provides expert education, care and treatment for patients with hemifacial spasm. For questions or more information, please contact our Nashville office at 615.324.0477.

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Hemifacial spasm is rare, affecting only 11 in every 100,000 individuals. With hemifacial spasm’s rarity, few resources are available for patients, and many don’t know there is a permanent treatment option—microvascular decompression surgery. Learn more about this life-changing procedure.

CONDITION OVERVIEW.

Hemifacial spasm is a movement disorder that causes involuntary facial muscle spasms. These muscle contractions occur when the facial nerve at the brainstem is compressed. This compression is typically caused by a displaced artery or vein pushing on the nerve. While not life-threatening, hemifacial spasm can affect daily life for many patients and inhibit social activities and normal tasks, such as driving or reading. For many patients, treatment options include only symptom management; however, permanent relief is available through microvascular decompression surgery. Learn more about hemifacial spasm symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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ABOUT DR. ULM

Arthur J. Ulm is a board-certified neurosurgeon who provides expert neurosurgical care for brain, spine and vascular disorders. During his microsurgical anatomy fellowship, he trained under the world-renowned neurosurgeon, Professor Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD, the pioneer of microvascular decompression surgery. MVD is the only known permanent treatment for hemifacial spasm. Dr. Ulm is one of the region’s leading neurosurgeons, with advanced training in hemifacial spasm treatment.

Dr. Ulm sees patients at Nashville Neurosurgery Associates. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 615.324.0477.

web-arthur-ulm-md

ABOUT DR. ULM

Arthur J. Ulm is a board-certified neurosurgeon who provides expert neurosurgical care for brain, spine and vascular disorders. During his microsurgical anatomy fellowship, he trained under the world-renowned neurosurgeon, Professor Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD, the pioneer of microvascular decompression surgery. MVD is the only known permanent treatment for hemifacial spasm. Dr. Ulm is one of the region’s leading neurosurgeons, with advanced training in hemifacial spasm treatment.

Dr. Ulm sees patients at Nashville Neurosurgery Associates. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call 615.324.0477.

CHARLIE JOE

Charlie Joe came to Dr. Ulm after diagnosis and unsuccessful treatment of his hemifacial spasms. After meeting and discussing his options with Dr. Ulm, Charlie Joe and his wife, Jane, decided he should have Microvascular Decompression Surgery, the only known permanent treatment for hemifacial spasm. Since surgery, Charlie Joe has been spasm free.

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