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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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What causes facial muscle weakness?

What causes facial muscle weakness?

Facial palsy: Bell's palsy which is the injury of facial nerve that innervates the facial muscles can cause facial assymetry. You need to check with your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

What nerve causes facial muscle weakness?

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

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I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing. Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause? I fear als.

I have some facial muscle weakness. Brain MRI about a year ago showed nothing.  Was told it was anxiety. Could that be the only cause?  I fear als.

Doubt ALS: Weak facial muscles are associated with a few hereditary muscle diseases (e.g., fsh), but can be due to problems with cranial nerves, such as facial or trigeminal, and problems outside cranial cavity may not be seen on standard brain mri. Very unlikely that you have als, but if you need more information, a facial nerve EMG might be of some value. ...Read more

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Will orthodontic treatment cause any change in your facial muscles years after the treatment is complete? I am worried if my lower lip will go further inward (lower teeth is already way lot inward)

Will orthodontic treatment cause any change in your facial muscles years after the treatment is complete? I am worried if my lower lip will go  further inward (lower teeth is already way lot inward)

Yes, but.....: Your lower lip will change. However, this is a goal that can be managed by your orthodontist. If your lower teeth already "go inward" then to correct your problem the orthodontist can push the teeth forward to support your lip. Orthodontics should be tailored to your individual case. ...Read more

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Facial muscle spasms when smiling mean I don't do it enuf?

Facial muscle spasms when smiling mean I don't do it enuf?

Not likely: It is unlikely that you are not using the muscles enough. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen my facial muscles so that my cheeks don't shiver/vibrate when i smile?

How can I strengthen my facial muscles so that my cheeks don't shiver/vibrate when i smile?

Grin!: Grinning and other facial muscle movements will tone the facial muscles. But what you are describing may be constitutional! ...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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Could i still control facial muscles when decapitated?

Could i still control facial muscles when decapitated?

Facial muscles: The facial muscles are innervated by cranial nerves that eminate from the brain and control the movements. Although these nerves may remain intact after decapitation, without a blood supply, the brain cannot function. ...Read more

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Are there any procedures to strengthen facial muscles and nerves?

Are there any procedures to strengthen facial muscles and nerves?

Please clarify: Nerves cannot be "strengthened." Please repost with an explanation of how and why you consider your facial muscles to be weak. ...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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I can move all facial muscles, but when i smile one side either doesn't smile as much or one side smiles too much. My cheek puffs up more on one side.

We're all a bit off: But your family doc, or a referral to a neurologist, can tell you if what you mention is a treatable situation. Be careful because some folks have a condition called body dysmorphic disorder. They find flaws w/body parts. If it turns out that this is your case, a therapist can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

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

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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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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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Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

Can there be facial muscle spasms from tmj?

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 more

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Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

Involuntary facial muscle spasms a sign of some big problem?

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

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My facial muscles twitch very frequently.What coul be the reason ?

My facial muscles twitch very frequently.What coul be the reason ?

Hypocalcemia or norm: Could be hypocalcemia, although this is rare. Look up chvostek's sign. Most likely this is just normal and happens to everyone-especially given your age. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Sagging Facial Muscles (Definition)

Facial muscles that sag. See facial plastic ...Read more


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Facial Muscle Weakness (Definition)

When the muscles of the face ...Read more