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Why does either side of my head pulsate/twitch when sleeping facing one side? (right left) is it pressure to the blood vessel near jaw/side of head?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Fasciculation: this is called a fasciculation. You may have a condition known as hemifacial spasm, which is benigh condition in which the muscles in your face contract involuntarily. This is treated with botox. Rarely, it can be caused by something irritating the nerve going to your facial muscles, the facial nerve

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Last updated May 20, 2018

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