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Can tongue spasm be caused by other illnesses?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Tongue spasm can be caused by other illnesses. Some examples of illnesses that can cause tongue spasm include multiple sclerosis, and cerebral palsy. Stroke is another common cause of tongue spasm.

Tongue spasms -- involuntary tongue movement or twitching -- can be caused by various illnesses. Stroke, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis, for instance, affect the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. The result may be tongue spasms. Disorders such as dystonia and Meige's syndrome produce involuntary contractions of face and mouth muscles and could cause tongue spasms.

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