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A 28-year-old male asked:

A muscle on my torso's left side jumps/twitches when i sleep to left side. 1yr now, not gotten worse; no pain. would a gp even refer to neurologist?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 19 years experience
Twitching muscle: Sometimes muscles do this when there is exercise, strain or a nerve injury. Was there an injury? Is there weakness? Does it only happen when you are sleeping in this position? Maybe it's best to leave it alone. There is no harm with a neurologist, but if you do not have pain or weakness, there is probably not much to do.

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Last updated May 18, 2016

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