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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Facial Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Spasm of the muscles of the face.


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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. Daniel Saurborn
26 doctors shared insights

Facial Muscle Spasms (Overview)

Spasm of the muscles of the face.


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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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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

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)
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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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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

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

Dr. Dave Burns Dr. Burns
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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

I have my client go to physical therapists/chiropractors/massage therapists to help with muscle pain. ...See 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?

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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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

Myth: dental malocclusion always causes tmj. Fact: jaw muscle spam may be a cause. ...See 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. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

Tmj syndrome can be caused by infection in the teeth/gums, poor muscle/nerve relation and trauma. ...See 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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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

Dr. Brian Affleck Dr. Affleck
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Facial muscle spasms (Tip)

Tmj is most commonly a condition of overuse of the jaw muscles. Soften diet and stop chewing gum. ...See 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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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...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