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How many cases of of spinal myoclonus develop after whip blash injury due to car accidents? What are the first symptoms of spinal myoclonus?

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Dr. Kim Fagan
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In brief: Muscle jerks

Spinal myoclonus , those sudden little jerks that are simillar to the ones when you catch yourself falling asleep, is typically the result of spinal stenosis or a spinal cord lesion.
It can occasionally be "idiopathic" meaning without a clear reason. If you are having these symptoms persistent after a whiplash type injury to your neck you definitely warrant further study. See your doctor.

In brief: Muscle jerks

Spinal myoclonus , those sudden little jerks that are simillar to the ones when you catch yourself falling asleep, is typically the result of spinal stenosis or a spinal cord lesion.
It can occasionally be "idiopathic" meaning without a clear reason. If you are having these symptoms persistent after a whiplash type injury to your neck you definitely warrant further study. See your doctor.
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