A 34-year-old female asked:
How many cases of of spinal myoclonus develop after whip blash injury due to car accidents? what are the first symptoms of spinal myoclonus?
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Dr. Kim Fagananswered
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Muscle jerks: Spinal myoclonus , those sudden little jerks that are simillar to the ones when you catch yourself falling asleep, is typically the result of spinal stenosis or a spinal cord lesion. It can occasionally be "idiopathic" meaning without a clear reason. If you are having these symptoms persistent after a whiplash type injury to your neck you definitely warrant further study. See your doctor.
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