Ailments & Conditions

Myoclonic Seizure – What It Is, Symptoms & Treatment

What Is a Myoclonic Seizure?

Myoclonic seizures are a form of seizure that trigger an uncontrollable and abrupt muscle movement without any change in the level of consciousness or awareness. It may affect one or multiple muscles, or even wider parts of the body. Myoclonic seizures would occur independently, or happen as a sign of an underlying medical condition. It is not uncommon for those with this condition to have other types of seizures as well. In most cases, myoclonic seizures are not typically disabling. They can be also very brief, painless, and can be managed with medications. Nevertheless, they may occur with several serious types of epilepsy. [1]