Shanahan LK, Raines SG, Coggins RL, Moore T, Carnes M, Griffin L. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in the Management of Isaacs Syndrome. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2017;117(3):194–198. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2017.035.
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Isaacs syndrome is a rare neuromuscular disorder characterized by chronic muscle stiffness, cramping, fasciculations, myokymia, and hyperhidrosis. Pathogenesis includes autoimmunity, paraneoplastic disorders, genetic predisposition, or toxin exposure. There is no known cure for Isaacs syndrome. This case report describes a patient who had been given the diagnosis of Isaacs syndrome and received osteopathic manipulative treatment to manage fascial and cranial dysfunctions and reduce nervous system hyperexcitability. Long-term decrease of myokymia and reduction of severity and frequency of exacerbations resulted.
Keywords: Isaacs syndrome, myokymia, osteopathic cranial manipulative medicine, peripheral nerve hyperexcitability
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