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A 26-year-old female asked:

My hands shake when moved from extension to flexion, and head shakes when neck rolled across front. what may be up + what kind of doctor to see?

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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Neuro or ortho: Suggest a neurologist or orthopedist to assess this set of symptoms. Both can obtain a detailed history and examination to evaluate the issue, and suggest further tests such as imaging and/or electrodiagnostics. The neurologist most likely can do the latter, but both can order these tests if needed.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Essential tremor: sounds like a benign essential tremor. These usually run in families, and are self limited. sometimes when in your neck, they can cause involuntary dystorsions, which classify them as a dystonia. these are treated with botox.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2017

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