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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

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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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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Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Yes: Problems with your TMJ may often be multifactorial and involve the muscles of mastication through clenching, grinding, or other abnormal movements. TMJ pain may come and go, often increased when one is under stress. Clench, grinding, or posturing ones jaw in a certain way could strain facial muscles. Try relaxing the mind and jaw, using warm compress, and even anti inflammatories if safe for you. ...Read more

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Can migraines cause TMJ and facial tingling?

Can migraines cause TMJ and facial tingling?

TMJ: Tmj problem can cause migraine and quite few problems that can all be dentally related. You must check with your dentist to address any occlusal disharmony(bite problem) and or any internal TMJ problem. ...Read more

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What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

What causes facial tics and muscle spasms?

A number of things: Facial tics and spasms can occur because of anxiety, medication side effects, excess caffeine, low potassium etc. Most tics are short lived. If the symptoms persist it is best to see your doctor and get further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause facial fasciculations?

Can anxiety cause facial fasciculations?

Not cause : They can occur together but fasciculations does not cause anxiety. They can occur together. You can become anxious anticipating the muscle twitching or coping with the neurological disorder in general. Talk therapy can help develop effective anxiety coping strategies. Take Care ...Read more

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Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Can sinus cause facial discomfort.? Lip, eye, cheek, head?

Yes, it can: Acute and chronic sinusitis can cause sinus headaches, cheek discomfort but eye and lip pain is concerning. Need to be seen by physician and even ENT evaluation if necessary to make sure there is not a serious sinus infection involving eyes etc. Lip involvement seems less likely in sinus infection. ...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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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...Read more

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Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Can unilateral neck tension cause facial pain on that same side?

Possible: But would wonder whether source of both might involve temperomandibular joint, other dental issues, or even cervical spondylosis, with referred pain, but could also be separate issue such as trigeminal neuralgia. Might seek dental opinion, and if not conclusive, might seek neurology approach. ...Read more

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Can head trauma aggravate a facial tic?

Can head trauma aggravate a facial tic?

Yes: Any acute stressor can aggravate a tic. If the tic continues to worsen, you might want to get checked out by your doctor. ...Read 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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Are migraines and facial tingling symptoms of tmj?

Are migraines and facial tingling symptoms of tmj?

Possibly: Temporomandibular disorders, jaw pain, orofacial pain or jaw joint problems are terms which denotes chronic jaw pain problem which is not due to any dental pathology. Some of the common symptoms are jaw pain, jaw locking, jaw popping, ear pain, neck pain, severe headaches, ear stuffiness, and face pain and at times tingling. You can contact an orofacial pain dentist (find one on www.Aaop.Org). ...Read more

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Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Muscle tension in neck causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Unfortunately we only find out what causes dizziness less than 2% of the time and those people who have the 2% usually have something really bad wrong with them. I suppose it could. It could affect the baroreceptors in the large vessels in the neck, it could pull on the temporal skull bones causing inner ear issues, or affect cranial nerves in the suboccipital region. All possibilities. ...Read more

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Does making facial expressions or raising your forehead or flexing face muscles decrease wrinkles?

Does making facial expressions or  raising your forehead or flexing face muscles decrease wrinkles?

No : Making facial expressions will have no effect on the development of wrinkles. Facial rhytids or wrinkles come from the effect of aging and sun exposure on the collagen layer of skin. As this layer thins, the elasticity of skin diminishes and facial expressions tend to stay permanently. ...Read more

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Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

Facial paralysis/droopin/bell's palsy and dizziness when touching side of face?

See a specialist: Should see a specialist as soon as possible. You need a full work-up including an MRI or ct scan to rule out tumor and identify if cranial nerves are being compressed inside the brain, inside the skull bone or outside. ...Read more

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Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Headaches and face numbness; sinus infection or migraines?

Magnesium Deficiency: Fine tune you wellness program with vits minerals, stretching yoga and massage. A good deep tissue specialist will unlock your neck, shoulders and jaws to turn off the headache triggers. Acupuncture is my treatment of choice. Magnesium glycinate as in kal branded is one of the best. Epsoms salts soaking is a great way to peace and quiet. Stay away from opiates, soma, (carisoprodol) ultram and butalbital. ...Read more

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Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Headaches: Headaches, unbalanced feeling, neck soreness , top head soreness are symptoms of concern and needs further investigations to evaluate for vascular, intracranial , meningeal problems from various different causes in addition to sinuses , inner ear problems etc . Consult with your doctor. ...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