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A 16-year-old female asked:

whenever i'm trying to concentrate on something in front of me my neck does this twitch thing by itself that turns my head to a different direction?

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Dr. James Andrea
Dentistry 34 years experience
Muscle spasm: Tmj dysfunction due to brusim and clenching can lead to trigger points in neck on top of back. Back of head and can radiate into a particular tooth in some cases. Get yourself evaluated by someone who works with myofacial pain and trigger points.

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A 21-year-old male asked:

Twitch in my neck due to thinking and concentration on a regular basis and also mind goes blank for a few seconds. What is happening??

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Dr. Stephen Nelson
Pediatric Neurology 21 years experience
Hypoperfusion: Twisting your neck can cause kinking of your vertebral arteries and brief decrease in blood flow in the posterior circulation - in other words your brain does not get enough blood. You should avoid doing this, since this can rupture the blood vessel and cause you to have a stroke.

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Last updated Sep 17, 2018

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