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Nerve Spasm In Facial Muscle
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Definition: Spasm of the muscles of the face. ...Read more
Having noticeable facial muscle spasms for days at a time, and off for days at a time. Should i seek help?
I have a facial muscle spasm condition. In summer it was not that bad and i was able to live with it nicely. But as the winter came it become worse.
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not likely: It is unlikely that you are not using the muscles enough. ...Read more
Could be: Most likely they are benign and not a sign of a big problem but first determine what is causing the spasms. 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
My friend has muscular spasms of the facial muscle, especially around the eye, please what cud be the cause and what disease is it, if its a disease.?
If facial muscle spasms on right side, from corner of mouth to ear , continue for a week then stop but muscles feel tight, no pain, is it a problem?
Probably: Hemifacial spasm is what you describe. The nerve to the face is irritated. The muscles were damaged due to overuse and are now recovering. The cause must be determined. Could be virus or trauma or due to tumor or disease of the nerve. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
My mother (60 yrs old) has facial muscle spasm near lower eyelid for 1-2 weeks each time, 2-3 times a year for the last few years. how can she prevent?
Hemifacial spasm: is irregular twitching or spasm of the muscles on one side of the face. The first symptom is usually an intermittent spasm of the lower eyelid muscle that can lead to forced closure of the eye. The treatment of choice is injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox). Rec.: see a neurologist for definitive diagnosis, lab tests, imaging (MRI_MRA) and management. ...Read more
Electricity: 30's person queries how to build facial muscle. This is done by month/years of facial muscle contractions associated with forced facial grimaces of all sorts. If performed for years, then a more youthful visage can be obtained. Muscle contractions evoked by voluntary forced muscle contractions effect muscle tone. Use the mirror as a biofeedback device. As they say, "use it or lose it". ...Read more
20yr.M.Can facial muscle shrink? Why? Either mine did or my lower jawbone shrunk?Noticable difference.What should I do? What are possible explanation?
See Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon for examination of facial structures. Bring photos from earlier years. At 21, you may still have some growth going on and things may have changed. Also may have facial muscle clenching / twitching, etc. habit which has redeveloped the muscles in a different presentation. Good Luck. ...Read more
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
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