Facial Spasms

Facial spasms may affect the entire face (e.g. facial grimacing, risus sardonicus) or particular parts of the face (e.g. tongue spasms, eye movements, etc.). Torticollis is a particular type of neck spasm. Facial spasms often occur as part ...

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Causes

Causes of facial spasms include:

  • Facial nerve conditions
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Idiopathic facial spasm
  • Risus sardonicus (facial muscle spasm causing a
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Types

Particular types of facial spasms include:

  • Facial grimaces
  • Facial muscle spasm
  • Risus sardonicus
  • Facial palsy
  • Facial tics
  • Mouth spasm
  • Tongue
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