A spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. There are various types of spasms ranging from small “tics” to large full body convulsions (e.g. epileptic fits). Sometimes a spasm might actually be a cramp, twitch, seizure, chorea, or other type. Muscle spasms are normal in various situations and ...

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Normal Everyday Spasms: There are various situations where people often get a muscle spasm, without any major disorder:

  • Occasional spasms. Everybody gets a twitch or spasm every now and then. The messages running around your nervous system just misfire sometimes ...
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Causes List for Spasm

Possible causes of Spasm (or similar symptoms) may include:1

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Similar Symptoms

Is it a spasm? Seizure? Twitch? Cramp? There are many possible descriptions of similar symptoms. Consider whether any of these symptoms better fit what you’re trying to describe:

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What is the general type of spasm?

Which area of the body is affected by spasms?

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Some of the issues with hidden causes of spasms and similar symptoms include:

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