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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
If someone develops hemifacial spasm in mouth and cheek, does it always spread up to eye or can it just remain in the lips?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the cause of the whole of your body spasming just as you are drifting off to sleep?
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
For a week I've been having spasming in my left side.kidney area it's not painful just uncomfortable. What can it be?
Stone or infection: You have a urinary tract infection or perhaps a kidney stone or both. ...Read more
I have never had this happen before, but the other night I was woken up by my left calf spasming an tightening really painfully. What could this be?
Might have rectal spasming.Have 1 internal hemmorhoid, possible fissure. Can't tell if I am spasming, but the pain i feel is in bursts. What can I do
Anal Fissure: Nothing. Keep your bowels moving. Keep the area as clean as possible and let the tissue heal. No more anal play until you are better. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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