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Will I need surgery for my tongue spasm?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Surgery is not usually a treatment for tongue spasm. This condition is usually treated with medication, and it sometimes goes away on its own. Talk to your doctor to find the best treatment option for you.

Surgery is not always necessary to treat tongue spasm, a condition in which the tongue often moves rapidly in different directions. Treatments also include anti-seizure medications or injections with botulinum toxin (commonly called Botox). If these treatments don’t bring relief, you may be referred for surgery, especially if there is evidence that something is pressing against a nerve in your tongue. 

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