April 20, After discussing the issue in more depth, the pediatrician decided the tics defined as a habitual spasmodic contraction of the muscles, most often in the face were caused by playing video games. The doctor explained that video games cause over-stimulation of the brain. The doctor recommended no video game or electronic use for three weeks to see if it made a difference.
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Causes of Cheek Twitching and Facial Muscle Spasms - American Celiac
Last Updated: April 20, References. This article was co-authored by Jurdy Dugdale, RN. Jurdy Dugdale is a Registered Nurse in Florida. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 19, times. If you have tics that impede or affect your daily life, you may want to stop them or control them.
Causes of Cheek Twitching and Facial Muscle Spasms
Pain Elimination. By Alan B. Densky, CH. Facial tics are characterized by sudden, seemingly involuntary muscle contractions of entire muscle groups in the face.
So, why might tic disorders suddenly develop in adults? The authors reported, 1 in 3 patients who developed tics in adulthood reported having an inciting event just prior to the onset of symptoms. These precipitating events included head injuries, neck strain, cocaine binge usage, exposure to neuroleptic drugs and infections.