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5 Possible Causes for Muscle Cramps May Affect Jaw Muscles

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    In ALS/MND, the cramps may affect any muscle or muscle group (for example jaw, abdomen, chest, back, neck, or extremities).[doi.org] Severity varies from mild, without affecting daily activities and sleep, to disabling, where almost any voluntary muscle activity induces persistent, severely painful cramping[doi.org] Various medications such as quinine sulfate, magnesium, lioresal, dantrolene, clonazepam, diphenylhydantoin and gabapentin are used for the treatment of cramps in ALS/MND[doi.org]

  • Komuragaeri Disease

    The full text of this article hosted at iucr.org is unavailable due to technical difficulties. Letters Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands Neuromuscular Centre Nijmegen, Institute of Neurology, University Medical Centre Nijmegen, Erasmus MC,[…][doi.org]

  • Distal Hereditary Motor Neuropathy

    Proximal muscles are affected first, followed by bulbar involvement, which may become marked.[clinicalgate.com] Some patients complain of exercise-induced muscle cramps and hand tremors several years before weakness develops.[clinicalgate.com] Dysarthria and dysphagia are associated with atrophy and weakness of facial, jaw, and glossal muscles.[clinicalgate.com]

  • Lower Motor Neuron Syndrome with Late-Adult Onset

    Proximal muscles are affected first, followed by bulbar involvement, which may become marked.[neupsykey.com] Some patients complain of exercise-induced muscle cramps and hand tremors several years before weakness develops.[neupsykey.com] Dysarthria and dysphagia are associated with atrophy and weakness of facial, jaw, and glossal muscles.[neupsykey.com]

  • Magnesium Deficiency

    With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or[greenmedinfo.com] “Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body.[drsircus.com] "Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body.[greenmedinfo.com]

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