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
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Normal Everyday Spasms: There are various situations where people often get a muscle spasm, without any major disorder:
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What is the general type of spasm?
Which area of the
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Some of the issues with hidden causes of spasms and similar symptoms include:More Misdiagnosis »
- Cramp: Cramp is a term that may refer to a variety of different conditions, depending on its context. A cramp or
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- Ataxia: Ataxia is a disorder of movement and coordination. Symptoms may include clumsy movements, gait disorders, staggering (balance difficulty), vertigo, or
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- Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a brain disorder with characteristic episodes of dysfunction. Effects may range in severity from brief loss of attention
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- Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to permanent brain damage at birth or in early childhood that causes movement disorders, such as
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- Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease where the body loses the ability to properly process sugars (glucose). The full medical name
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