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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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