Do you thrash and kick during grand mal seizures?

Yes. Grand mal is another name for tonic clonic which has 2 phases in succession stiffening and jerking trashing and kicking is not a good description, because it may not be a seizure at all.

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Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or something that you are born with. It is commonly caused by disc bulging or herniation, facet joint hypertrophy (overgrowth) from arthritis, or ligament buckling. Trauma as you described could lead to a bulging disc or arthritis with time. Read more...
Doubtful. It will take many years for osteoarthritis to develop after injuries to cause stenosis. I am assuming that injury as well as stenosis is in low back. Read more...

Do grand mal seizures cause death?

Yes, it's possible. Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low levels of medication in your blood. It is not clear if it is causes by problems with the heart rhythm or if it due to fluid in the lungs. Read more...

Might having grand mal seizures entitle me to disablility?

Possibly. Talk to your doctor about this issue. You may be eligible but it's important to know how well controlled the seizures are and the type of work you are skilled to do, particularly if it involves more risky duties such as driving or operating heavy machinery. Read more...

What are the differences between petty mal or grand mal seizures?

Peti mal seizures. The difference is the petti mal is a more minor seizure lasting typically several seconds. A witness to the event would only see some mild twitching, possible arm or leg movements and it stops fairly shortly. A grand mal seizure is more prolonged and has a great effect on the body. Typically are serious prolonged movements of arms/leg involuntary urination. Read more...