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 ...
Causes List for Spasm
Possible causes of Spasm (or similar symptoms) may include:1
- Abdominal wall defect (muscle contractions)
- Abductor spasmodic dysphonia (spasms)
- Aceruloplasminemia (involuntary muscle contractions)
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (causes muscle spasms)
- Adductor spasmodic dysphonia (muscle spasms, spasms)
- Adrenal Gland Disorders (spasms)
- Aldosteronism (Muscle Spasms)
- Alkalosis (muscle spasms)
- Angina (spasm)
- Arachnoiditis (spasms) ...
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Some of the issues with hidden causes of spasms and similar symptoms include:
- Diabetes (DKA). Muscle spasms are a late symptom of undiagnosed diabetes. The issue is actually electrolyte imbalance due to Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Large muscles such as the thigh ...
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