Hemifacial Spasm

Hemifacial spasm is a neurological disorder that involves facial muscles involuntarily twitching.

Signs and Symptoms

The most common symptom of hemifacial spasm is the one-sided muscle spasm of the face. Often, these spasms cause discomfort but not pain.

Potential Causes

Hemifacial spasms can be caused by pressure on a facial nerve from a blood vessel, injury to a facial nerve or a tumor.


Diagnosis of hemifacial spasms start with a physical exam and medical history. Other procedures and tests may be needed to diagnose this condition, including (MRI) and .

Treatment Options

There are different treatment options depending on the severity of your symptoms:

  • Botox to paralyze the impacted facial muscles temporarily
  • Medication to control spasms
  • Microvascular decompression

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