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involuntary head shaking causes

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Child in distress (teething hurts) may move head to try to relieve pain, but this is voluntary. If you can take video of our child making these movem ... Read More
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
NO: Teething does not cause involuntary head movement. Usually child will put fingers or other objects in their mouths when teething. This sounds like so ... Read More
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Dr. William Schmidt
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No: No.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Anxiety/stress: Probably it is just anxiety.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Have it evaluated: Its hard to say what is the cause. It certainly is concerning. If you had a loss of consciousness or if anyone witnessed flailing of the limbs uncontr ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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
51 years experience Ophthalmology
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. Olson answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
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
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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

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