Hemifacial Spasms

Pay Attention to Those Facial Twitches

At Texas Neurosurgery, our board-certified neurosurgeons deal with many situations, such as aneurysms or vertebral fractures that are instantly serious and often could present life and death possibilities. But we sometimes come across a condition that starts quite innocuously, often with an occasional twitching in an eyelid, yet it can still end up requiring surgery …

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Hemifacial Spasm

Although it is not a common condition by any means, we sometimes see patients suffering from hemifacial spasm. Hemifacial spasm is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by irregular, involuntary muscle contractions (spasms) on one side of the face. These spasms are triggered by the facial nerve, which originates in the brainstem and exits the skull …

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Combating Hemifacial Spasms

Involuntary muscle spasms are unwanted anywhere on our bodies. But while irritating involuntary muscle spasms such as jittery legs are nothing more than an annoyance, other conditions such as hemifacial spasms can start as an annoyance and become more serious, even to the extent of closing off the vision in one eye. What are hemifacial …

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