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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?

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

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


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Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Can TMJ cause like tight facial muscles?

Yes: Problems with your TMJ may often be multifactorial and involve the muscles of mastication through clenching, grinding, or other abnormal movements. TMJ pain may come and go, often increased when one is under stress. Clench, grinding, or posturing ones jaw in a certain way could strain facial muscles. Try relaxing the mind and jaw, using warm compress, and even anti inflammatories if safe for you. ...Read more

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I have been having neck pain and headaches for over a month. Now it feels like im always wearing a hat that is too tight and my facial muscles hurt.

Tension & spasm h/a: You need to see a dr for pain control and muscle relaxant to break the cycle you are stuck in. Massage / warm compresses / chiropractic / gentle stretching could all help with medical management. See dr / urgent care soon. ...Read more

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Dull headache above right eye for 5 months. Occasional sharp pain. Right eyelid twitches sometimes right side facial muscles are constantly tight.

Dull headache above right eye for 5 months. Occasional sharp pain. Right eyelid twitches sometimes right side facial muscles are constantly tight.

TTH: Tension-type headache are recurrent episodes of headache lasting minutes to days. The pain is typically described as dull, achy, nonpulsatile, pressing or tightening. The management of tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. It is a treatable condition. Rec. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I help build facial muscle?

How can I help build facial muscle?

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

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How can I aid build facial muscle?

How can I aid build facial muscle?

Exercise: Performing facial muscle exercises may help to pro ore muscle tone but this may also cause an increase in facial animation lines and is the reason for the succes Botox! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

Having facial muscle spasms, ?What do I do?

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

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more