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Doctor insights on: What Muscles In Head And Neck Does Als Affect

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Had a normal emg of back, neck, and 3 limbs, MRI of head and neck was normal also. I should be clear of ALS correct. Testing done at ALS clinic dallas?

Had a normal emg of back, neck, and 3 limbs, MRI of head and neck was normal also. I should be clear of ALS correct. Testing done at ALS clinic dallas?

Good to hear!: If all of those tests came out negative, i would tend to trust them pretty well, which is great! ALS would most likely have shown something during those tests. It also would have demonstrated if you have ms, which again, if negative, sounds great! while i can't guarantee anything based on not seeing tests, or for the future, i would personally feel very comfortable with the results of the tests. ...Read more

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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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Left side cheek and lip feels funny.Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Left side cheek and lip feels funny.Left side jaw slight pain when moved but numb feeling and leftside neck muscles. Could this be serious? Like a als

Not likely ALS but..: Based upon your described symptoms, ALS would be unusual. However, your symptoms could be the result of injury to the trigeminal nerve on the left side which can be the result of a dangerous and/or life-threatening problem. I would recommend that you see a neurologist, ENT and a dentist to ensure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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22 yr old male ,my muscles sometimes twitch in my neck,jaw when I make a jester ,hand shake when I squeeze tight can it be ALS, it does not in family?

Not likely: You may have a nervous tic, which is not a serious condition. However, since you have a concern about ALS, you should call and make an appointment with your doctor and have a check up. You can tell him/her what you ate worried about, and he/she will help you out. Take care! ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

What causes muscle spasms in the head and neck ?

Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more

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I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

I had a fractured jaw, had 2 plates. Because of injury, i suffer from jaw dislocations, clicking, muscles in my jaw, head and neck hard as a rock, wake up with migraine. What can I do I can't eat steak?

Broken jaw: The first thing you should do is see and discuss your progress with the surgeon. Often reassurance is not a strong suit of surgeons. The energy dissipated into your jaw to break it is tremendous, and parts that dont break like the tmjs are often injured (nonsurgical injury). So the healing after jaw fractures may take months. The migraines are a separate issue not caused by fractures. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Can muscle tension in your head and neck cause you to feel unsteady/lightheaded/dizzy/vertigo?

Muscle tension: Yes. Take ibuprofen and do range of motion exercises of your neck to loosen up the muscle spasm. Spasm of Neck muscles can cause dizziness by affecting position sense. Moist heat and hot showers may help. ...Read more

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Is tramadol effective for headache(back of head) and neck pain(tension)..or would a muscle relaxer be more effective?

Is tramadol effective for headache(back of head) and neck pain(tension)..or would a muscle relaxer be more effective?

Tramadol: Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain, headache and neck pain included. Tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. ...Read more

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Male 22, I have muscle twitches all over my body at random times, neck, back, chest, arm, eyes, legs, hands, feet etc. For 6-7 months, no weakness. Als?

Male 22, I have muscle twitches all over my body at random times, neck, back, chest, arm, eyes, legs, hands, feet etc. For 6-7 months, no weakness. Als?

See below: It's probably just what we call benign fasiculations but if it is persistent, it would be reasonable to see a doctor and possibly get an EMG just to be sure. ...Read more

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21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS?plzz

21male right neck muscle pain right hand finger tingling right feet finger tingling pain in knee and hip right side sore throat is it MS or ALS?plzz

Unclear: The constellation of symptoms is non-specific. furthermore, knee pain and sore throat are not considered typical presentations of either MS or ALS. If the symptoms do not resolve in the near future, you should consider seeing a neurologist for further advise/consultation. ...Read more

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What is ALS weakness? My rt arm feels heavy but Im not sure if it's in my mind because I'm worried . Getting muscle twitches that jump around random

What is ALS weakness: That is a very good question. It sounds like your symptoms are muscle twitching. You have this in both arms and legs, and in your body? Your right arm feels heavy, but it is actually weak? Other important questions are if you have lost weight, and whether you have trouble swallowing? There are many possible causes. Dedicated testing is needed to make a diagnosis. Feel free to chat if nec ...Read more

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22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face , weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family , ?

22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face , weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family , ?

Very concerning: You are very young to have something like ALS. It would still be wise for you to see a Neurologist to evaluate the twitching. This might involve an MRI, EMG and possibly even EEG testing. The weakness should be thoroughly worked up including detailed history to understand what posture you are doing that may exacerbate this or if there is another cause compressing your spinal cord. Keep me posted ...Read more

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22/m have twitch all over my body, and neck when I make gestures,weak hands, Arms,legs, what are the chances I have als?need peace of mind please!

Not big: This is not the usual presentation of ALS.Unfortunately, I can't give you peace of mind because there are other disorders that can present this way.Some are simple like mineral or vitamin deficiencies.Some are due to nerve/central nervous system problems.Regardless, this is serious enough that I would recommend seeing doctor ASAP for proper diagnosis.Only then can you get treatment/peace of mind. ...Read more

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Thumb has been shaky for a couple weeks.have had random muscle twitches in different places.Sound like ALS?getting emg for peace of mind.

Unlikely: Despite the ice bucket challenge, ALS is still very rare, about 5000 cases a year. With your history of spinal cord compression, that is most likely the cause and the emg will help with diagnosis. Other causes include overuse of a muscle or an electrolyte abnormality like with calcium. A few blood tests would help with that. ...Read more

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Can I get ALS if I does not run in my family?Currently have weak legs and arms also shake and twitchin muscle in face when I make a jester , 22 yr old

Can I get ALS if I does not run in my family?Currently have weak legs and arms also shake and twitchin muscle in face when I make a jester , 22 yr old

YES answers question: BUT what you describe for your age is much more the description of almost any other medical problem EXCLUDING ALS. I'm not sure what you mean by "making a jester." A jester is a clown, fool, comic. Did you mean FACIAL GESTURE? I'd be happy to go through the details with one 1-1 as I'm a neurologist and have helped many young people such as yourself understand what twitchings are all about. ...Read more

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My arms and legs feel weak. No loss in strength. Muscles jump here and there. Anxiety thinking I have als. Can it be my low thyroid?

Arms and legs: You have sent a strange question. You say your arms and legs are weak but there is no loss in strength. That does not add up. By "als" do you mean Alzheimer's"? If so it is very unlikely at your age. Do you really have a low thyroid? Your doctor should be taking care of that with you. ...Read more