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Involuntary head shaking causes

A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 45 years experience
Calm flight: Lexotanil is similar to Xanax but may be worth a try. Ask your doctor about Buspar (buspirone) for anxiety, short-acting. An eye mask may also help to... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: You may have an independent reason for shaking of the head but nystagmus and head shaking are independent issues and do not cause each other.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
No: There are a number of causes of shaking head including Parkinson's and a number of items termed essential tremor. The eye motion mechanism will stabi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olsonanswered
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Head tremor: Essential tremor is worsened by emotion, exercise, and fatigue. Also by attempting to keep the limb steady. The tremor can disappear when the head is... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Be checked: Not so much worried, but I would certainly be thoroughly checked. It could be something as simple as hypoglycemia, for example.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Depends: In an infant, shaking the head can be catastrophic. In adults the mere act of shaking your own head willfully is not likely to cause harm. Now if some... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Not likely: In a healthy adult, it is not likely to cause a brain bleed. This is not the case in an infant as in the shaken baby syndrome, where vigorous shaking ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not this way: The SBS refers to a few physical findings that suggest that a baby was violently shaken.This happens when they are grabbed by the chest or arms with h... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Doubtful: But it could cause traumatic injury such as concussion, or fractures to your teeth, or damage to the jaw joint. You might want to consider having you... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
The exercise that are to be avoided are running, jumping, hopping and anything related to contact sports. Crunches, pushups, pullups and the like are ... Read More
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