Twitching of muscles. To treat or not to treat?
Muscle twitching( or a nervous tic) is an involuntary short-term contraction of the muscles of the face or other parts of the body. For example, during a fall asleep a leg may spontaneously jerk, and from an excessive tension or severe fatigue the eyelid may begin to twitch. Sometimes it is possible to observe involuntary movements of the hands, neck, blinking of one or both eyes, frowning of the eyebrows. Nervous tics can also include nervous coughing, hiccoughing, grunting, champing or groaning.
Sometimes these tics are annoying, sometimes scary. It is believed that the involuntary jerking of the muscles is completely harmless and eventually disappears. However, in some people it remains for life. If a person suffering from nerve ticks, every time more and more muscles are affected, and nervous twitchings are accompanied by sounds - this is called Tourette's syndrome.
It often happens that nervous tics appear as the consequences of craniocerebral trauma, damage to the central nervous system by viruses, the development of atherosclerosis. Some children and easily suggestible people may have the imitation tics that arise when communicating with someone sick with a tick.
Some patients are able to suppress involuntary tics by creating tension in the area of muscle twitching, or vice versa, shifting all their attention to other parts of the body or creating new movements. Usually this helps, since subsequently significantly relaxes these muscles.
The most common is the twitching of the facial muscles, including the eyelids. Involuntary twitching of the eyelids can be caused by strong emotional fatigue and nervous overexertion.
If frequent twitching of the muscles starts to bother, irritate, appear more and more often, or affect other muscles - you should consult a doctor.
Since involuntary twitching of muscles in children is often of an age-related nature and lasts for a relatively short period, it is necessary to support the child psychologically, effectively, with understanding, care and warmth, to effectively cure this ailment. Protect him from stress and mental stress. At the same time, the child should do more sports, do morning exercises, walk in the fresh air.
Some psychologists recommend to treat a tick using the "wedge-wedge" method. For this, the child, repeating over and over again, should learn as accurately as possible how to reproduce the involuntary movements of the muscles. In the end, he will learn to manage them.
If medication is required, the patient is prescribed the following medications:
- Antidepressants are prescribed to relieve anxiety.
- Nootropic drugs are used to restore the healing processes of the brain structures and improve their nutrition.
- For the normalization of metabolism and raising the immune system, groups of vitamins are taken.
- To improve night sleep, sedative drugs based on valerian or motherwort are used.
Using the traditional medicine, involuntary twitching of muscles can be quickly eliminated with the following recipes:
- Decoction from the chemist's chamomile will raise immunity and improve the body.
- The motherwort tincture, having drunk at night, will well affect a calm and deep sleep.
- A glass of hot milk with honey will quickly fall asleep.
- Fruits of hawthorn, filled with boiling water, will give the body a shock dose of vitamin C.
- Tea or a decoction of mint will relieve stress and calm nerves.
- It will help in the fight against stress tincture of ivan-tea herbs and tea from St. John's wort with chamomile flowers and honey.
Other tools help the patient to have a good relaxing massage, acupuncture procedures, water procedures, outdoor activities and hobby for a favorite hobby.