What causes severe muscle twitches at night in shoulders and arms?
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Hi, If I were your husband's treating Doctor for this case of muscle twitching, I would first look for correct diagnosis before starting treatment. Muscles twitching may have different causes, these include:
- Non neurological causes ( drug overdose, drug side effects, lack of nutrients in diet, dress etc.)
- Neurological causes ( Amiotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, weak muscles, spinal muscular atrophy). So, I suggest to consult your husband's local Neurologist and to discus as above and the possibility of imaging study (brain and spinal MRI), nerve conduction study, electromyogram, and blood tests for electrolytes, thyroid gland function, in order to obtain a correct diagnosis. Treatment modalities should be clear after accurate examination. Hope this anwers your question. Feel free to contact us, if you have further questions.
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