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A 28-year-old female asked:

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 42 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.
Last updated Sep 19, 2017
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