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In some cases, myoclonus begins in one region of the body and spreads to muscles in other areas. It can cause impairments that may need to be controlled or treated.
Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles.
Classifying the many different types of myoclonus is difficult because the causes, effects, and responses to therapy vary widely.
Treatment of myoclonus focuses on medications that may help reduce symptoms.