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Brisk jaw jerks. Isn't that normal if it was very brisk than abnormal correct. Als specialist say its anxiety nothing else wrong though. Should worry?

Brisk jaw jerks. Isn't that normal if it was very brisk than abnormal correct. Als specialist say its anxiety nothing else wrong though. Should worry?

Likely MD correct: Stress, tension, anxiety, and hyperthyroidism may all result in increased reflex responses, and what you describe above is not at all part of als. Not clear to me why this has been considered, based on information provided. Hope this also reassures you. ...Read more

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If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

Unlikely: Talk to your dentist, but this is not usually indicated. If needed your dentist can get you a sedative. ...Read more

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After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

After a filling 6 months ago I now have speech impairment, difficulty chewing and chronic popping and pain with a lot of spasming and jaw jerking,?

TMJ syndrome: See OFP doctor.. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. They are the experts in this field. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went to dr for clumsiness. I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. Ordered MRI.??

Went to dr for clumsiness. I had hyperreflexsia legs/arms jaw jerk present positive hoffman's sign babinski present & clonus. Neuro. Ordered MRI.??

Dr ordered MRI: What is your question? Is your question why the doctor ordered an MRI? Please state the reason the doctor gave for ordering an MRI, and also, an MRI of what? Brain? Heart? Left foot? If you did not ask the doctor the reason, please state why not. ...Read more

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Went to dr for clumsiness I had hyperreflexia legs/arms +jaw jerk +hoffman's sign +babinski & clonus. Neuro ordered MRI of brain What is she looking 4?

Went to dr for clumsiness I had hyperreflexia legs/arms +jaw jerk +hoffman's sign +babinski & clonus. Neuro ordered MRI of brain What is she looking 4?

Broad ddx: There may be a bilateral cortical/subcortical brain disruption and MRI could help identify a potential cause based on the pattern of abnormalities. For ex: adult-onset leukodystrophy would show extensive demyelination of the white matter sparing the periventricular white matter vs MS vs Cerebral Autosomal-Dominant Arteriopathy, and work-up is different for each disease. ...Read more

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An 82 year old friend possibly has adult onset tics. Been getting botox shots in one eye area, now jaw is jerking. What kind of dr to see?

An 82 year old friend possibly has adult onset tics. Been getting botox shots in one eye area, now jaw is jerking. What kind of dr to see?

ER: Taking your friend to a primary care physician or urgent care doctor would be a good start. They may refer to neurology. If this change is new, I wouldn't wait to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Non-stop facial tics in 5yr old. Ct scan/eeg normal. Constant eye rolling, head jerks & jaw movement. What could this be?

Non-stop facial tics in 5yr old. Ct scan/eeg normal. Constant eye rolling, head jerks & jaw movement. What could this be?

Very unusual: Nonstop is unusual. While people usually think of tourette syndrome, there are other tic disorders of childhood. There is also a postviral syndrome of opsoclonus-myoclonus, which can be seen in other conditions (neuroblastoma). Sounds like the child needs to see a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head jerking, and jaw popping?

TMJ and?: Jaw popping is your TMJ disk out of position. Jaw jerking strange sign. See your MD. ...Read more

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3 yr old normal speech until tonight. When talking her jaw moves left and right not up and down and she had a slight head/neck jerk. Is this bad?

3 yr old normal speech until tonight. When talking her jaw moves left and right not up and down and she had a slight head/neck jerk. Is this bad?

Hard to say: Video this without her noticing what you are doing. Then schedule a visit with her pediatrician to review the video. It's just too difficult of a question to guess here. Seeing the video will help your pediatrician decide. Is this a new behavior? Is it worse if you are looking? Is there a family history of seizure disorder or tics? Does it resolve with sleep? ...Read more

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May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

May have inherited epilepsy--generalized seizures on awakening, teen onset-- partial seizures with weird jaw sensation, too--possible myoclonic jerk?

? JME?: Not sure of your precise question, but will attempt an analysis. You may possess juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and if correct, your best drugs might be either Depakote or keppra, (levetiracetam) (lamictal may not work quite as well here. Yet, you may be sub-therapeutic based on your description). Also, you seem to have several complexities, and I wonder how all these inter-relate. Go over this with neurologist. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has facial tics (eye rolling, head jerks, moving his jaw to the side) non-stop since june 2013. What could this be? I have a video.

My 5 year old son has facial tics (eye rolling, head jerks, moving his jaw to the side) non-stop since june 2013. What could this be? I have a video.

Likely tics: These may just be tics but tics should not be "non stop". It could also be a type of seizure or other neurologic disorder. See your pediatrician in the next week. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.

Can TMJ cause neurological disorders? When my jaw pain, jaw swelling started. Is when my tremors started and jerks while trying to sleep started.

Do you have seizures: It is possible that the jaw pain is a symptom of a neurological problem itself. Do you have a seizure disorder. You may want to see a Neurologist. ...Read more

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Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Ear & jaw pain, lazy feeling right side of face. Sore/tight shoulders & neck. Tingling in feet. Small head "jerks" when relaxing. Also suffer anxiety.

Multiple issues: Jaw and ear pain, and sore shoulder and neck might be due to TMJ dysfunction. This is often the result of bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), which is often caused by stress. See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment.
See your medical doctor for the feet tingling, especially if it is recurring or lasts longer than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What could cause head jerks that come and go?

What could cause head jerks that come and go?

Head jerks: Head jerks are distinctly unusual during the daytime, more common at night. Head jerks represent abrupt muscle contractions in the neck which can be due to a variety of "myoclonic" disorders or seizures. Rarely someone has a bad tic that can produce this. This deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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Head jerking and sniffing?

Head jerking and sniffing?

Possibly Tourette: Tourette syndrome is within the autistic spectrum. On the other hand it may be just a bad habit. If it is only that do not call any attention to it and it will stop. Even a "look" from others will keep it going. If other behavior symptoms develop, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and head popping?

Head jerking, and head popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things, to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Both are tics: He/she may have tourette syndrome. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How come I have a jerk in my neck when I move my head?

How come I have a jerk in my neck when I move my head?

Normal wear and tear: You are young but as we age normal wear and tear, injury etc. Can lead to above discribed symptom.
Consult your primary physician first if it becomes worse/persists. ...Read more

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Could I get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Could I get a head injury from jerking my head too hard?

Yes: Think shaken baby syndrome. Usually something else causes the shaking (car wreck or sports injurty). ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from intense sex. Like if your head is jerking everywhere?

Can you get a concussion from intense sex. Like if your head is jerking everywhere?

Possibly: Sudden deceleration of the head (often but not always associated with striking a stationary object) can result in the brain hitting the inside of the skull causing a concussion or even cerebral contusion (bruising). The discomfort and cognitive changes associated with a mild concussion usually resolve over several weeks. If loss of consciousness and/or severe thinking impairment occur, go to er. ...Read more

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My 15year old has started having rapid blinking that causes his head to have a jerking motion what can this be?

Rapid Blinking: This is a "tic" also known a s a "movement disorder:" http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/movement_disorders/tics.Html. This could be due to a number of causes, including tourette's syndrome. Make an appointment for your son with a neurologist to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Feeling mild pain in right side head which increases if there are jerks like we feel in car (speed breakers and all)?

Feeling mild pain in right side head which increases if there are jerks like we feel in car (speed breakers and all)?

HI! There are: Muscles in the neck that attach to the head (which is why you can move your head around.) If they get strained, they can cause pain with movement of the head, especially if it's a jerky motion. General advice is to limit activities that cause pain for a while, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen and use a heating pad to ease the symptoms. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I have involuntary head jerks. I only get them around people usually because I'm always so tense and afraid of everyone. How can I stop it?

I have involuntary head jerks. I only get them around people usually because I'm always so tense and afraid of everyone. How can I stop it?

Tics: It sounds like you have an involuntary stereotypical movement disorder that is associated with anxiety. It is probably a tic. There are medications and even some newer tms protocols to treat this. See a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Jerking: I would take this complaint to a neurologist, possibily follow it up with an eeg just to make sure you are not having a jacksonion type seisure. ...Read more

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Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

Early in the morning I am many times waken up by my body jerking, head feeling like elec. Is shooting thru and once in awhile my lips smack?

A sleep disorder?: A person who is awake enough to know that he is having some body jerks, "electrical" sensations, and occasional lip smacking during the morning waking process sounds like the normal sequence of events (that occur when a person arouses from his sleeping state) is not happening correctly. Visiting the primary doctor and the sleep-medicine doctor can help figure things out. Some tests may be needed. ...Read more