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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

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...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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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

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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TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

TCan HGH cause twitching or muscle spasms while sleeping?

No: Is this GH that you are taking or an adult man or a teenager or a younger child is taking? GH does not cause twitching or muscle spasms but I worry that the person taking it is doing it to build muscle and it is not approved for that. ...Read more

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Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

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

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Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) stop lower back pains caused from preterm contractions?

Will flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) stop lower back pains caused from preterm contractions?

Not the best choice: Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not likely to have a strong therapeutic effect on painful muscle contractions of pregnancy and the very small adverse effects (if any) that this medication could have on your baby is still probably not worth the negligible benefits it would have. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec cause muscle spasms?

Can Prilosec cause muscle spasms?

Probably not, but...: ...it can cause "Muscle weakness, myalgia, muscle cramps, joint pain, leg pain" per Reference: http://www.rxlist.com/prilosec-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause muscle tightness spasms?

Can prednisone cause muscle tightness spasms?

Discuss with MD: Usually not, the tightness may represent a coinciding event, discuss with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...Read more

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What does traction relieve muscle spasms?

What does traction relieve muscle spasms?

Disc: It may stretch muscle and relieve tension of the discs. ...Read more

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History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

History of chronic neck muscle spasms. Now dx reversed cervical lordosis. Advised to wear neck brace during day & exercises. Scared of muscle atrophy.

One in the same.: The reversal of the cervical lordosis (normal spinal curvature) to which you refer is due to the spasm of the neck muscles. The neck brace is meant to allow for natural relaxation of that muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

Maybe!: Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no. While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say. ...Read more

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What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

What leads to chronic muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: These could be work related, or due to certain types of exercizing. Dehydration and poor nutrition can lead to these as well. Certain neurological conditions are a more serious possibility. This should be discussed with your physician. ...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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Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes trapezius muscle spasms to keep coming back?

Muscle weakness : I have found that a muscle strengthening and stretching program have worked tremendously in preventing the return of trapezius muscle pain. ...Read more

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Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

Of preventing facial muscle spasms?

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

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Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of stretching, or even over-stretching/weakness. A muscle tear or sprain is diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor and confirmed with an MRI. Although if the pain improves spontaneously an MRI often will not alter the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

Really bad muscle spasm in my calf last night. Will taking magnesium prevent a recurrence?

Maybe: Magnesium is necessary for normal muscle performance. Given in higher doses it can restore normal function and impede cramps. Whether or not it will work for you rather depends on what is causing the cramps. Usually we recommend keeping well hydrated, making sure you get adequate potassium and magnesium and not overworking the muscle. ...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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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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I've been having muscle spasms in my butt for hours now and it's really bothering me what does it mean ? And how to make them stop ?

Isolated muscle spsm: Most of the time symptoms like these are related to changes in exercise. If they occur on only one side, they could also be due to a mild injury. Having the symptoms for hours though does not indicate injury. Normally symptoms like these will improve with stretching and rest. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me please why I am having muscle spasms all over my body and they just wont stop! and its causing me pain everywhere ! had them for 8 or 9 months now! please help !?

Myalgia: We tend to see a lot of young people with intermittent muscle spasms. Some call it a form of fibromyalgia. Often from poor diet or excessive exercise or use of drugs or medications that affect the muscles. Even during hormone phases there is a tendency for muscle cramps. Primary muscle disease needs to be ruled out. Good health habits and proper diet with good fluids and minerals is important. ...Read more

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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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What is the best way to stop muscle spasm in your lower back?

Ice, stretching: I recommend, rest, ice, and stretching. You may also benefit from a muscle relaxer such as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) manipulation, and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

See orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. If you are symptomatic in your neck and back then seek an orthopedic surgeon or preferably an orthopedic spine surgeon. They can prescribe medications and therapy that can help your symptoms. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or syndrome. If that doesn't help, seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?

I get night time leg and feet muscle spasms that are excruciating ....What can I do to treat and stop them?

First try: First try eating more potassium (like a banana) try doing this for awhile and if things don't change let me know :]. ...Read more

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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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Muscle spasm constant in my lower back, sides, hips and lower torso. How do I stop this?

Conservative care: Try stretching and nsaids and heat. If symptoms persist, you should see a physician for further evaluation/treatment. You may have an underlying condition in your spine or abdomen which is causing the muscle spasms. ...Read more

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I strained my hamstring and had to stop running and now i'm getting muscle spasms in my lower back?

I strained my hamstring and had to stop running and  now i'm getting muscle spasms in my lower back?

Possible: I see lots of low back issues and many are linked to tight hams. Home heat stretching and massage. See a good massage person who will unlock you entire back, gluts, hams and calves. Add in magnesium, epsoms soaking. I love acupuncture and myofasical release w Lidocaine trigger point needling. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Can muscle spasm in upper back/neck cause a temporary spinal curvature? Will the curve straighten out once the spasm stop?

Yes: Hi Charles That is a great question. Depending on the degree of the musculoskeletal spasm, there certainly can be a curvature that develops. There are many ways to alleviate a spasm. Some alleviators are rest, stretches, heat, anti-inflammatory medication, and muscle relaxant medication. ...Read more

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After flexor tendon surgery on 1/21, muscle spasms on 2 of the fingers. Afraid of ripping the repair, should I use heatpad to stop the spams?

Call your MD: I assume u had flexor tendon repair following a laceration to your hand( most common). Ice, elevation is important first24-48 hrs; and elevation of the hand really the first week.U likely are in a splint for comfort and to protect repair.If you're spasms continue call your md ... Splint should protect the repair but he may advise a muscle relaxant and to be seen. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Was takin olanzapine and got muscle spasms everywhere! they said it was anxiety? Come off olanzapine now they said try sertraline would it stop spasms

Probably not: It is unclear what was causing the muscle spasms and it sounds like they didn't stop when you stopped the olanzapine. Sertraline is not prescribed for muscle spasms.. I would recommend that you see you internist and try to understand the cause of the spasms. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more