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Oromandibular Dystonia

Oromandibular dystonia affects the muscles of mastication. The muscles include the buccinator, temporalis, medial, and lateral pterygoid. Oral anti-dystonic therapies help treat this condition.

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My mother has tongue spasms for 30 years. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother seems to have some sort of spasm in her tongue, which she has had for 30 years. She also says that she randomly gets headaches for no reason. Her spasm occurs when her tongue is sticking out, and it looks like it is twitching or something. I have looked into oromandibular dys...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that her symptoms could be related to oromandibular dystonia, an isolated form called lingual dystonia. For this reason, I would suggest trying Clonazepam or Baclofen at low doses to help improve her situation. Other treat...  Read Full »

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