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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Facial Muscle

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After eating I have swollen facial muscles at the top of my jaw close to my temples. What could be the cause?

After eating I have swollen facial muscles at the top of my jaw close to my temples. What could be the cause?

Go see MD please: It may not be your muscle that is swelling, it may be the blood vessel and treatment would be different, and needed fast. Please go see your doctor to be evaluated, and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

Cranial Nerves: Facial expression and movement are controlled by several of the cranial nerves (cn). Ocular motion by cn3, 4, 6. Eyebrow lift by cn3, eyelid closing by cn7, muscles of chewing by cn5 and the rest of the face by cn7. ...Read more

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My friend has muscular spasms of the facial muscle, especially around the eye, please what cud be the cause and what disease is it, if its a disease.?

My friend has muscular spasms of the facial muscle, especially around the eye, please what cud be the cause and what disease is it, if its a disease.?

Headaches?: Spasms of the facial muscles can be due to a few reasons such as muscle dysfunction or a neurological problem. It can also be due to headaches. Consult a neurologist or a headache physician. ...Read more

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I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.

I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing.  Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause?  I fear als.

Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read more

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How can I aid build facial muscle?

How can I aid build facial muscle?

Exercise: Performing facial muscle exercises may help to pro ore muscle tone but this may also cause an increase in facial animation lines and is the reason for the succes Botox! ...Read more

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20yr.M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk?Noticable difference.What should I do? What are possible explanation?

20yr.M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk?Noticable difference.What should I do? What are possible explanation?

See Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon for examination of facial structures. Bring photos from earlier years. At 21, you may still have some growth going on and things may have changed. Also may have facial muscle clenching / twitching, etc. habit which has redeveloped the muscles in a different presentation. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How can I help build facial muscle?

How can I help build facial muscle?

Electricity: 30's person queries how to build facial muscle. This is done by month/years of facial muscle contractions associated with forced facial grimaces of all sorts. If performed for years, then a more youthful visage can be obtained. Muscle contractions evoked by voluntary forced muscle contractions effect muscle tone. Use the mirror as a biofeedback device. As they say, "use it or lose it". ...Read more

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Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Reduce stress: I think it really depends on what you mean. True spasms of facial muscles (intermittent tightening with or without pain) may be indicative of an underlying neurologic condition. If what you are referring to is that, rather than say wrinkles, it would be important to see your physician to discuss. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What stops facial muscle spasms!?

What is causing them: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

Magnesium deficiency: Low mag means a true deficiency or relative. Most folk think it is just potassium, but mag is another key mineral need to keep muscles quiet. Muscular issues. Heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock your jaw, face and neck/shoulders. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

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Having noticeable facial muscle spasms for days at a time, and off for days at a time. Should i seek help?

Having noticeable facial muscle spasms for days at a time, and off for days at a time. Should i seek help?

Yes: You may want to schedule an appointment with a neurologist. In the meantime stop or at least cut down your caffeine intake and get plenty of rest. ...Read more

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Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Determine cause 1st: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. That may be the best method to prevent them. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Usuall will resolve: Common facial spasms include rapid blinking, nose or mouth twitching. They may be due to an underling motor disorder or myopathy, but more commonly are stress related and resolve without complication. When smiling may be due to social anxiety and over eagerness. Stress management may be a useful approach. If this persists or worsens, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Yes?: What is the question? If you're asking about treatment, apply moist heat to the face, ask your doctor to prescribe a muscle relaxant, massage the muscles, eat soft, non-chewy foods. If you're asking about prevention, bite plates or splints can be made by dentists or ENT docs who specialize in TMJ treatment. ...Read more

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Facial muscle spasms when smiling mean I don't do it enuf?

Not likely: It is unlikely that you are not using the muscles enough. ...Read more

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Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

What stops facial muscle spasms from twitching?

Find cause first: You must first determine why you are twitching. Low calcium may be a sign of parathyroid hormone disorders. Brain tumors or injuries to the facial nerve may also be responsible and should be treated. ...Read more