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My abdominal muscles jerk involuntarily (almost like doing stomach crunches). neurologist has run numerous tests and everything came back normal so diagnosed with spinal myoclonus. second opinion?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Myoclonus: You have an unusual syndrome! If this is caused by spinal myoclonus, you should have an MRI of your thoracic and lumbar spine to evaluate for spinal cord problems as the cause. In many people, no definitive cause is found.
Dr. Rynal Devanathan
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Mineral /Vitamin : A formal blood test should be conducted to establish if there are in deficiencies with respect to Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphate. Further tests to include a kidney function and Vit D levels. Treat the deficiencies first before doing anything else.

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