Hemifacial spasm

What is Hemifacial spasm?

A disorder of the facial nerve characterized by unilateral involuntary paroxysmal contractions of the facial muscles, caused by high-frequency bursts of motor units lasting from a few msec to several seconds; reported causes include compression of the ipsilateral facial nerve near its exit from the pons by a vascular malformation, compression of the ipsilateral facial nerve by a posterofossa neoplasm, and idiopathic derivations.

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I am suffering with hemifacial spasam from last 8 years and treatment started dr has advised botox injuction theropy for 3 times. 1 already taken...

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Dear Friend,

No botox injections dont cause brain damage, but may cause facial asymetry at times which is temporary

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Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)...

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What causes left facial, ear and eye muscles twitching?

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Hi,
Thank you for writing in.

Twitching of left facial,ear and eye muscle are due to the following

1) left hemifacial spasm ( involunatary movement...

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sir am 22, i have the hemi facial spasm for more than 8 yrs. i want it to be cured without botox injections, without surgery. i want it to be cured...

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Dear there, I have got Bell s Palsy last September, I have been improving. Unfortunately this month I have been facing an awkward symptoms in my...

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I was just diagnosed with Hemi facial spasms and have been injected with botox

but now my eyelid has closed and i can barely see ;(
I saw my...

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I am having some slight twitching of some muscles in my face on just the left side

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I have been experiencing what feels like my right eye lid is twitching, however others don't observe this. When I put my finger on the eye lid, I...

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