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Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

Can Cricopharyngeal spasm causesupraorbital neuralgia?

No relationship: Maybe you could converse with one of our doctors via a Concierge visit and clarify all of this. ...Read more

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Facial Tic Or Habit (Definition)

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

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What causes involuntary muscle spasms?

Many causes: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." overuse, exercise, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite issues, and certain diseases can contribute to spasms. ...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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Involuntary muscle contractions vs fasciculations?

Involuntary muscle contractions vs fasciculations?

Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor. ...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

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What causes eye muscle spasms?

What causes eye muscle spasms?

Several things: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Neurological symptoms! twitching muscles. Issomething wrong?

Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by many different conditions, some dangerous and some completely benign, see your doctor to help narrow down causes and determine if any treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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What is paraspinal muscle spasm?

Spine muscle pains: Pain and tenderness in the large muscles near the spine are common with many forms of arthritis, strain, or injury. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions = fasciculations?

Involuntary muscle contractions = fasciculations?

Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor. ...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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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 marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...Read more

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Wats muscle spasms?

Wats muscle spasms?

Spadm explaination: Involuntary sustained contraction of muscle without relaxation phase of skeletal muscle our motion is a combination of contraction and relaxation of groups of muscle no contrtactiona paralysis no relaxation spasm paralysis of a different sort. ...Read more

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Could schizophrenia cause severe muscle spasms?

Could schizophrenia cause severe muscle spasms?

It can: There are reports of muscle spasms being associated with schizophrenia, although some authors suggest this is a result of the treatment of the disorder rather than the disorder itself. Please see your doctor to determine potential causes of these symptoms, particularly if they are new. ...Read more

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Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...Read more

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Levator ani spasms in women?

Levator ani spasms in women?

When.: Can occur during orgasm. However, when not associated with sex, they cause both pelvi and lower abdominal pain. Usually, the spasm can be felt. Need to see a urologist or ob/gyn doc. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Can muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Muscle spasms: Typically it's the opposite. Compressed nerves or nerve irritation as what happens in "sciatica" or sciatic nerve pain cause the muscle spasms. The spasms themselves can then worsen the irritation of the nerve(s) leading to further symptoms. ...Read more

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I have benign fasiculation syndrome. I think i have hemifacial spasm, always feel like my cheek is pulled. Rippling bad when leaning forward now, why?

I have benign fasiculation syndrome. I think i have hemifacial spasm, always feel like my cheek is pulled. Rippling bad when leaning forward now, why?

Not certain this is: Hemifacial spasm unlikely due to benign fasiculation. Your past data you supplied does not include a neurology evaluation and would suggest you discuss with your physician about seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Suffer from GAD and lately have been having a twitching right bottom eyelid for weeks. Does this sound benign or like hemifacial spasm?

Suffer from GAD and lately have been having a twitching right bottom eyelid for weeks. Does this sound benign or like hemifacial spasm?

Listen buddy: Rick, you are a smart person and you have insight. Millions of people have a twitchy eyelid. Hemifacial spasm is a grotesque, severe neurological illness. Stop reading this stuff, work on building professional skills and a great life for yourself, and do and think things that are going to lead to lasting happiness and freedom from these morbid fears. ...Read more

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Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower,within a few wks.Could it be hemifacial spasm?I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower,within  a few wks.Could it be hemifacial spasm?I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

No worries : Eye twitching is common, & usually related to stress, lack of sleep, & overuse of stimulants like coffee. The fact that yours "traveled" makes it less likely to be a nerve disorder. Get plenty rest, get exercise, eliminate any stimulants for 2 weeks, & if no better, see your clinician. ...Read more

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If someone develops hemifacial spasm in mouth and cheek, does it always spread up to eye or can it just remain in the lips?

If someone develops hemifacial spasm in mouth and cheek, does it always spread up to eye or can it just remain in the lips?

It can remain: Hemifacial spasm, depending on the cause and in particular the location of the nerve irritation, can affect any part of the face. It does not have to spread to the eye. ...Read more

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Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Regrowth: Regrowth of nerve fibers with some aberrant connections. Technically spasm of half your face, so hemifacial spasm. See a facial plastic surgeon for management advice. ...Read more

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What can cause a hemifacial spasm in a 21 yr old? Had a left eye twitch for 2 months and now corners of mouth left side are starting to twitch

Twitching: Subtle twitching of the muscles of facial expression is not exactly the same as hemifacial spasm. The spasm is a significant, long lasting contraction of the muscles, which is painful. Twitching can be caused by fatigue, nervousness, an infection, or sometimes a history of a condition like Bell's palsy. Sometimes twitching of these muscles is entirely benign. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more

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How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

How to stop the muscles in the butt from spasming? Tried what seems to be everything

Diagnose the Cause: First the cause of this symptom must be diagnosed. Given that it is most likely neurological you may need an MRI. There is no home remedy or treatment that we can recommend until the cause of the situation is identified. ...Read more

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My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

My toe hurts and it keeps spasming. What is happening?

Toe hurts: Sometimes the spasm is the overuse of the intrinsic muscles of the foot. See your podiatrist as it may indicate a biomechanical abnormality. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more

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Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head? Could it stop it spasming?

Would massage help a spasming muscle in your head?  Could it stop it spasming?

Stress and spasm: Muscle spasms can be the result of tension. Massage can be helpful in the acute stage of a muscle spasm. Progressive muscle relaxation can be a tool that you can learn from a stress management program or from a recording, or stress reduction workbook, or an app. ...Read more

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The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

The muscles in my lower back have been spasming for a couple hours now without pain. What could be the cause?

Back pain: The spasm in the back can be due to lot of reasons, it is mostly seen with back sprain or other related musculoskeletal issues. You can use heating pad, over the counter topical cream such as bengay or asper cream. If symptoms persist then see your doctor. ...Read more

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After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

After gallblddr removal I have severe pain upper stomch. Lasts abt 5-8hrs/episode feels like intestnes are severly spasming. Wht cld it b?

Bile leak: I always worry about a bile leak after a cholecystectomy. I would be urgently evaluated by the surgeon who performed the surgery, if it continues to be of discomfort for you through the night, have a very low threshold for being emergently evaluated in the emergency department by an ER doctor. Be well. ...Read more