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Experiencing jerks and twitches post-op spinal surgery. Is this common?

not really: Although it varies somewhat based upon when you had surgery and what type of surgery you had, it is not really a typical postop complaint. I would certainly make sure your surgeon is aware. Thank you. ...Read more

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Hello i have spinal stenosis, im 55 two fusions in c5 c6 one plate in front two in back now i am having a twitch in my chin any ideas if conected? th

Hello i have spinal stenosis, im 55 two fusions in c5 c6 one plate in front two in back now i am having a twitch in my chin any ideas if conected?  th

Not likely: The nerves that supply your chin and the rest of your face exit directly out of the brain and so are not affected by abnormalities in the neck. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Almost constant twitching in left calf and some in right. I have mild lumbar scoliosis with hypertrophy and spinal stenosis. Could this cause this?

Almost constant twitching in left calf and some in right. I have mild lumbar scoliosis with hypertrophy and spinal stenosis. Could this cause this?

Twitching: How long has this been going on? It may be ok. It is a common symptom. Twitching could be caused by some changes in your back, in particular if there are changes around S1, which is a common site for stenosis. What is more important- are the calves strong? Do they seem like a normal size? If you can stand up on your toes/balls of your feet, it may be ok. ...Read more

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Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Can spinal cord injury (no known trauma) cause twitching through out the body? MRI of brain normal. Take magnesium, calcium, D3, but no help.

Unlikely: What type of spinal cord injury might you be referring to if you are saying there is no trauma in the history? In addition, for twitching throughout the entire body to be related to spinal cord damage that would imply that virtually the entire spinal cord itself would have to have been affected and that is highly improbable. Bottom line-spinal cord injury not responsible for body twitching. ...Read more

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Can l4-5 spinal stenosis + left sided herniation cause muscle spasm in both legs? Why do I feel weakness in leg as it twitches?

Yes : Spinal stenosis generally causes diffuse weakness in both lower extremities and get aggravated with activity. Leaning forward as you would on a bike or sleeping in a fetal position flexes the spine and generally alleviates the pain from stenosis. You appear to have a one level disc herniation which would cause numbness, weakness, spasm in the muscles that are innervated by that nerve root. ...Read more

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I twitch a lot, why is that?

I twitch a lot, why is that?

Twitching: Could be many causes of muscle twitching - I would need additional information. It could be anything from a benign tic to myoclonus or seizures. Best to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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How come i twitch sometimes?

Stress?: occasional twitching of muscles unaccompanied by any other symptom may be due to stress and anxiety ...Read more

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Why are my nerves always twitching?

Why are my nerves always twitching?

Nerve dose twitch : Muscle twitches are caused by our muscles tightening up involuntarily in other words when we're not actually controlling them muscle twitches can happen for lots of reasons like stress too much caffeine a poor diet exercise or as a side effect of some medications most twitches go away in a few days and are nothing to worry about some time the cause nerve problems or other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Why have I developed a nervous twitch?

Why have I developed a nervous twitch?

Adrenaline: Anxiety causes release of, or is associated with, elevated levels of stimulatory hormones such as Epinephrine and nor-epinephrine. These chemical messengers make contraction of muscle fibers quite more likely; especially those which already may be primed to do so for other reasons, such as high usage rates or pre-existing spasm. ...Read more