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Dr. Janice Alexander
26 doctors shared insights

Facial Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Facial muscle spasms are clinical findings in which a person's facial muscles involuntarily contract. This may be a result of Tourette's Syndrome, seizures, or medications.


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Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

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

Dr. Janice Alexander
26 doctors shared insights

Facial Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Facial muscle spasms are clinical findings in which a person's facial muscles involuntarily contract. This may be a result of Tourette's Syndrome, seizures, or medications.


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

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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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Bite on something about 1/2" thick with firm pressure for 10 min to release muscle spasm in jaw. ...See more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
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Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
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Consider physical therapy or range-of-motion massage
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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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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

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Botox can be an effective treatment for pain relief and muscle relaxation. ...See more

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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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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Myth: dental malocclusion always causes tmj. Fact: jaw muscle spam may be a cause. ...See 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


Dr. Laurence Badgley
1,577 doctors shared insights

Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more