Facial twitching is the result of an injury or disorder in the facial nerve. Proper diagnosis of facial twitching is vital to its treatment. One underlying cause of facial muscle twitching is multiple sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. If you suffer from MS, your body’s immune system will attack and destroy myelin, the protective coating on your nerve fibers in your brain and/or spinal cord of your central nervous system. These attacks cause inflammation, which disrupts messages that travel through your nerves. These disruptions can slow or even block those critical messages.
If you or a loved one has MS, it could look very different than another person suffering from the same thing. Symptoms vary greatly in severity. Some common symptoms include fatigue, muscle spasms, numbness, tingling, lightheadedness, bowel issues, pain, cognitive challenges, compromised speech, tremors, dysphagia, hearing loss, and headaches. There is no known cure for MS.
The Importance Of Proper Diagnosis
Treatment for facial twitching is highly dependent upon an accurate diagnosis. Other common causes of facial twitching include Dystonia, Tourette syndrome, tumor or pressure associated with a lesion. Dr. O, at New York Facial Paralysis, performs a series of diagnostic tests to uncover the cause of your facial twitching. Diagnostic imaging is an example of one such test.
Dr. O provides a comprehensive approach to treatment for facial twitching. She will offer the most satisfactory results with the least risk of undesirable side effects and as minimally invasive as possible.
Contact New York Facial Paralysis Diagnosis, Medical, and Surgical Treatment today to schedule your appointment for your facial twitching.