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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscle Fasciculation

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Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Can a slipped disk cause generalized muscle fasciculations?

Fasciculations: Fasciculations are muscle contractions easily seen by the naked eye. This condition usually is secondary to degeneration of parts of the spinal cord. They can be seen with als, spinal dystrophies, polio, and dilations of the central fluid canal within the spinal cord (syrinx). They are not typically seen with "slipped discs.". ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Can an emg diagnose the cause of muscle fasciculations throughout the entire body?

Can an emg diagnose the cause of muscle fasciculations throughout the entire body?

Varies: Muscular fasciculations could be benign, associated with thyroid disorder, or even due to Lou Gehrig's disease. The EMG will assess the physiology, but will not provide final diagnosis as your doctor will need to compile all the data, and correlate. However, at your age, most likely this is benign. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune or dysautonomia cause muscle fasciculations? I have unknown autoimmune diseasedont know which oneand p.O.T.S and get these all the time

Yes it can.: Check out these websites: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/100363-herbs-improve-immune-system/ http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/389768-the-best-herbs-for-anxiety-depression/ http://m.Wikihow.Com/relax-your-mind http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause body vibrations and muscle fasciculations, and body tingles? If not what could?

Could anxiety cause body vibrations and muscle fasciculations, and body tingles?
If not what could?

Yes: Anxiety can cause the symptoms you describe. Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine can possibly cause it as well. When you see your doctor, also ask if these could be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Anything i can do to not have benign muscle fasciculations? It doesnt cause problems but can sometimes become annoying. Been tested its just BMF

Anything i can do to not have benign muscle fasciculations? It doesnt cause problems but can sometimes become annoying. Been tested its just BMF

Probably not: It is best to just treat them as amusing variations on normal muscle function, and not to worry about anything else since you have been tested. Make sure you are getting plenty of magnesium in your diet or take some as a supplement. Good luck! ...Read more

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Muscle fasciculations caused by anxiety, what to do?

Muscle fasciculations caused by anxiety, what to do?

Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Is there anything other than Benign Fasciculation Syndrome that would cause muscle twitching throughout the body for years? Every day occurrence.

Probably not: I assume you had a complete metabolic as well as neurologic evaluation. It was suggested this is benign fasciculation because other conditions that can cause it would be neurologic conditions, which it appears you don't have. ...Read more

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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

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What causes itching and muscle twitches?

What causes itching and muscle twitches?

Nerve damage: One of the causes is damage of the peripheral nerves. ...Read more

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Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

It doesn't: Unless your thyroid level is significantly elevated. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

What can cause muscle twitches and uncontrollable muscle movents?

Uncontrolled muscle: There are a number of possibilities. It is vital to call your doctor to soon be examined to determine the cause of this disorder. If this disorder worsens then go to your E.R. For immediate help. ...Read more

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Can stress cause muscle twitches - not just in one area (and can be seen). Not constant and last a couple of days.

Indirectly: Stress may be one of the many contributing factors. Muscles contract, or twitch, by nerve's inappropriate firing. While many things can influence motor nerves to be activated, unbalanced minerals in your body--magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, etc.--or hydration (water/fluid intake and output) often cause muscle twitching. Facial twitching may be present among TMJ dysfunction patients also. ...Read more

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What causes muscle twitches and stiffening of muscles. exercise makes me wobbly. Always fatigues, it's been a year and a half ?

What causes muscle twitches and stiffening of muscles. exercise makes me wobbly. Always fatigues, it's been a year and a half ?

Rule out medical: conditions w/the help of your doc. Then consider supplementing w/magnesium. Gentle stretching such as found in yoga can also help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of violent muscle twitches all over and buzzing right upon waking from sleep? Lasts for about 2-20 minutes. Thanks~

What could be the cause of violent muscle twitches all over and buzzing right upon waking from sleep? Lasts for about 2-20 minutes. Thanks~

Fibromyalgia (FM): Fm is reported to be the most frequent cause of chronic, widespread pain for which no other cause can be determined — there is no evidence of a systemic disorder. 90% of patients with fibromyalgia report poor sleep. The diagnosis of fm depends on a history of widespread tenderness, pronounced fatigue and sleep disturbance, and the presence of tender points. ...Read more

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Intermit zap "pain" suprapubic area dozens of times a day over last 5 days. No probs yest. H/o bodily muscle twitches perhaps anxiety related. Cause?

Intermit zap "pain" suprapubic area dozens of times a day over last 5 days. No probs yest. H/o bodily muscle twitches perhaps anxiety related. Cause?

May be neuropathy: You could have some type of pudendal nerve neuralgia or neuropathy due to trauma (i.e. from sexual activity, other physical activity, childbirth, sharp blow to the crotch area, etc.). You may need blood urine, urine sample, and an examination by a physician. There may be specific mediation that can help depending on the diagnosis. Want more info in private consult? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Does temazepam cause muscle twitches?

Does temazepam cause muscle twitches?

No: In fact it is used to treat these. If you are having twitching you should see a neurologist about it. If you were recently switched from another med to temazepam you could be having twitching from stopping the other med and should contact your prescribing physician about that. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause muscle twitches in your bicep?

Can TMJ cause muscle twitches in your bicep?

Not usually: Common TMJ symptoms include pain/tenderness in the face, jaw, neck and shoulders, and around the ear when you chew, speak, or open your mouth; clicking, popping, or grating sounds in the jaw joint when opening or closing the mouth; difficulty chewing; face swelling. See your physician for evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001227.htm ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle twitches while falling asleep?

Normal? : The sudden jerking movement occurring on the verge of falling asleep is a normal phenomenon! ...Read more

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What causes eyelids to have a twitch.Almost as if it were muscle twitches?

What causes eyelids to have a twitch.Almost as if it were muscle twitches?

Cause is not known: Trembling of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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Fasciculation (Definition)

Fasciculation = brief involuntary contractions of a small ...Read more