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Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 15th, 2015, 3:33 pm
by misterjuanperalta
Please read excerpt and referenced links, as they are relevant to degenerative spine pathology and twitching:

Excerpt:

"Quite often, the sensory or motor symptoms that do emerge ... do so insidiously. Among these may include:

- intermittent pain or numbness in the hands, arm, shoulder or neck;
- intermittent shock-like sensations into either the upper or lower extremities;
- brief episodes of extremity twitching or tightness;
- extremity clumsiness with spine pain;
- intermittent gait "un-coordination" or "weakness";
- intermittent bladder and/or bowel urgency;
- inability to complete complex motor tasks;
- back pain with radiation during spinal flexion or extension;
- frequent falls;
- difficulty walking in the dark;
- progressive avoidance of tasks requiring balance/fear of stairs;
- wide-based stance; and
- short, cautious steps during ambulation while looking at feet to improve gait.

The insidious part of these clinical indicators is that they come and go. Clients and their physicians often dismiss them as insignificant because they do go away. Instead of ignoring or denying these signs, we need to be part of our clients' early detection team."

Source: http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/a ... 6&id=13791
Source: http://aanem.org/Education/Patient-Reso ... pathy.aspx
Source: https://books.google.com/books?id=1LReA ... QQ6AEwAzgK
Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3841633/
Source: http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/Radiculopathy.shtml

Thanks

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 2:49 pm
by Buzznerd123
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Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 6:50 pm
by misterjuanperalta
Thanks. I have diffuse degenerative pathology throughout spine, cervical and lumbar radiculopathy with up to 50% foraminal narrowing.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 6:55 pm
by Dual_CoRed
I aggravated a neck injury back in Jan 2014 and have had body wide twitching ever since.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:11 pm
by misterjuanperalta
Dual_CoRed wrote:I aggravated a neck injury back in Jan 2014 and have had body wide twitching ever since.


Did your doctor confirm that as the cause of your twitching?

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:22 pm
by Dual_CoRed
misterjuanperalta wrote:
Dual_CoRed wrote:I aggravated a neck injury back in Jan 2014 and have had body wide twitching ever since.


Did your doctor confirm that as the cause of your twitching?


He said he believed the twitching came from my neck (that was 7 months ago). He also didn't believe I needed another emg (first one showed bad neck). He did say he wanted to see me again last month "just to make sure I'm right". I have no weakness or atrophy since, and am reluctant to spend another 450$ to have him say I'm ok. I've been twitching horribly all over for a little over 13 months now.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:28 pm
by misterjuanperalta
Well, that's a relief, I imagine. I hope you are better going forward. Thanks.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:33 pm
by Dual_CoRed
I honestly believe a lot of these twitching issues come from cervical damage. C spine injuries can wreck havoc on the body.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:43 pm
by Buzznerd123
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Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 16th, 2015, 7:56 pm
by Dual_CoRed
Well I can only give you my experience. I injured my neck on Jan 30 2014 and lost considerable strength in my right bicep and wrist extensor muscles. I also began experiencing body wide twitching that same time. Since then the strength in my arm has come back to 95%, and I've got into better shape then I was a year ago. I also saw two very experienced neuro's who said the twitching can be attributed to my neck. He even saw the tip of my tongue twitch and said it was nothing. it's been over 13 months, and physically I feel great except for the twitching.

Re: Attention: Is this true? Twitching link?

PostPosted: March 17th, 2015, 6:58 pm
by misterjuanperalta
The face is innervated by the trigeminal nerve and its function is affected by the cervical spine, with a connection to the cervical plexus. Nerves are sensory and motor, and either or both can be symptomatic. Twitching can be a symptom, though not often recognized as such.

"The trigeminal nerve arises from the mid-brain or brain-stem, which is located above the spinal cord. But the nucleus of this nerve (area from where the nerve fibers forming the nerve originate), extends from the brain-stem down to the third cervical segment of the spinal cord (C3)."

Source: http://www.healthhype.com/facial-tingli ... spine.html

Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_plexus