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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Many many things: Twitches are also known as fasciculations, which are muscle fibers contracting often as part of a single motor unit. There are many things that cause ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your physician: Intermittent muscle twitching all over are not likely to be caused by cervical stenosis. That would only affect arms and hands. It could be due to a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Cervical stenosis: Yes. The nerve fibers in the spinal cord travel from the neck down to the back and into the legs. The medical term is cervical myelopathy. People with ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerves: True fasciculations are spontaneous contractions of single muscle fibers. This is due to nerve damage. The nerve can be damaged anywhere between the s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
It is unlikely!: Benign fasiculation syndrome, is exactly that. And constant pain is not a feature. Something else is causing your pain!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Not seen that but...: I am not aware of leg twitches as being part of the complaints seen in patients with true piriformis syndrome. Pain, numbness, tingling, difficulties ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
16 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not typically: most disc bulges do not touch nerves to cause any nerve related symptoms. At times Radiology reports may call something a broad based disc bulge, wher ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Tremors and Weakness: Please go to your emergency room or doctor ASAP. There are lots of possibilities and the sooner your are treated the better. Peace and good health.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Benign fascics: Sounds to be not c/w motor neuron disease or ALS, and see no reason to worry. Sometimes magnesium supplements help.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Not helpful: You may possess fasciculations in your legs, but that alone does not confirm ALS, as these muscular reactions may be seen with fatigue, muscular irrit ... Read More

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