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Spine and Twitching

Postby misterjuanperalta on January 17th, 2015, 8:12 pm

Arch Neurol. 1977 Dec;34(12):774-6.

Cervical spondylosis and motor system disease can appear in a similar manner with upper and lower motor neuron signs. Four patients with spasticity and fasciculations in the upper and lower extremities had surgical decompression for cervical spondylosis. Postoperative examinations at 24 to 48 months, including electromyographic studies, disclosed neurological improvement in all patients and loss of fasciculations in the lower extremities in three. Three mechanisms by which cervical spondylosis might cause fasciculations in the lower extremities are vascular insufficiency, cord traction, and denervation.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/588098

Foraminal stenosis may also cause twitching.

Source: http://www.massagetoday.com/mpacms/mt/a ... p?id=13791
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Re: Spine and Twitching

Postby Xina535 on January 19th, 2015, 3:19 pm

Wow, that's really interesting!

Stupid questions:

How can I read more from this study?
It says 1977, is that when this study was performed?
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