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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? about 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. he had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. about a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people.
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