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How many cases of of spinal myoclonus develop after whip blash injury due to car accidents? What are the first symptoms of spinal myoclonus?
Muscle jerks: Spinal myoclonus , those sudden little jerks that are simillar to the ones when you catch yourself falling asleep, is typically the result of spinal stenosis or a spinal cord lesion. It can occasionally be "idiopathic" meaning without a clear reason. If you are having these symptoms persistent after a whiplash type injury to your neck you definitely warrant further study. See your doctor. ...Read more
It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. At night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more
It is a condition: Myoclunus just means jumping or jerking limbs. Usually it is the legs but can be any muscle. As night it may wake you up causing daytime fatigue. It can occur by itself or be part of a number of conditions where nerves in the head are not communicating with the nerves in the spine such as ms, head injury or pinched spinal nerves. Have a neurologist evaluate. ...Read more
Numerous causes: Brief list: normal jerks on falling asleep, but problem if it awakens (plms). Associated with epilepsy (juvenile myoclonic), spinal cord inflammation (aid's), following hypoxia (lance-adams), organ failure (kidney, liver), metabolic and medication reactions. Meds that seem to work best here include depakote, keppra, and maybe lamictal. Other drugs used in epilepsy, may make worse. ...Read more
Myoclonus worsening and spread from just le to anywhere on body, and occur any time. Cause for progression? Have chronic severe migraines also. Worry?
Get diagnosis: Myoclonus is not caused by migraines, and may represent brain or spinal cord problem, and needs to be assessed and treated. Your asthma medicines could cause tremors, but unlikely to promote myoclonus. Of interest, the drug Depakote might help prevent migraines and control the myoclonus. However, rather key that your doctor uncovers causation asap. ...Read more
Stress will worsen: The stress is not the cause, but could make the symptoms seem far worse. Real question involves why you are experiencing the problems you describe. Do you have an over-active thyroid gland, is there muscular irritability, are some of the movements consistent with seizure activity, or a spinal cord problem? In essence, get a full evaluation, as this is not emotional. ...Read more
Myoclonus effects muscles? Could this mean the muscles are weak? And need to be worked out/overworked? I am trying to understand relation to muscle.
Repetitive myoclonus getting disruptive. Happens more when sitting and lying down. Unsure of cause? Neuro pathology is migraines, treated w topamax
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