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Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
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Jerky Movements (Overview)

jerky movements = rapid, purposeless, uncontrolled movements.


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How to differentiate between infantile spams and other types of infantile seizures and normal jerky movements caused by strong reflexes? Scared!

How to differentiate between infantile spams and other types of infantile seizures and normal jerky movements caused by strong reflexes? Scared!

West Syndrome has: clusters of brief flexor or extensor contractions ( spasms) with a distinct EEG pattern ,often with developmental regression. Baby's neurologist will tell you after evaluation. ~50% have a congenital cause like cortical maldevelopment , metabolic syndromes or genetic syndromes. . Any brain pathology increases risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tuberous Sclerosis often causes West Sx. & ASD. ...Read more

Dr. Allyson Pizzo-Berkey
7 doctors shared insights

Jerky Movements (Overview)

jerky movements = rapid, purposeless, uncontrolled movements.


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Sudden jerky movements?

Sudden jerky movements?

May be myoclonus: If the sudden jerks occur in sleep, this may be plms which is like restless legs, if occurs when using arms or legs, intension myoclonus, if spontaneous at rest may be epilepsy, a medication reaction, metabolic derangement. If any of this describes you, get an appointment with a neurologist. ...Read more

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After giving birth, i suffered from hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years its painful when i have bowl movements. How can I get rid of them?

After giving birth, i suffered from  hemorrhoids. Now its been 3 years  its painful when i  have bowl movements. How can I get rid  of them?

Seek medical : Attention. Some time hemorrhoids could be treated medically and some need surgery. In the meanwhile her are some tips. Avoid constipation (fiber), seitz. Seek topical relief. (steroids) , keep that area very clean. Exercise. Moderate aerobic exercise, such as brisk walking 20–30 minutes a day, can help stimulate bowel function. ...Read more

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Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...Read more

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Sudden jerky movements?

May be myoclonus: If the sudden jerks occur in sleep, this may be plms which is like restless legs, if occurs when using arms or legs, intension myoclonus, if spontaneous at rest may be epilepsy, a medication reaction, metabolic derangement. If any of this describes you, get an appointment with a neurologist. ...Read more

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;t do too well because of their jerky movements because they're young?

;t do too well because of their jerky movements because they're young?

No: No. Jerky movements known as ballistic movements can cause injury in any age. Always aim for slow smooth movements to avoid muscle strains and sprains. ...Read more

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People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

People, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

Ballistic motion: Fast and jerky motion is known as ballistic muscle movements. These movements can cause muscle strains and sprains. Switch to smooth controlled slow movements to help avoid injury. ...Read more

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How dumb are people, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

How dumb are people, particularly men, who lift weights using fast and jerky movements?

Risk of injury: To use a rapid acceleration when lifting weights puts the muscles and tendons used in the contraction at risk; and if very fierce, even the joint across which the muscle is acting. ...Read more

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Are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Typically not: The jerky movements would need to be observed and several things evaluated by history, physical exam and blood tests. A consultation with a neurologist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Please tell me, are jerky movements normal for a 1 year old?

Depends: When children or people in general fall into deep sleep they can have jerky movements. If the child will develop a fever she or he can develop chills. Otherwise you should talk with the child pediatrician about it. ...Read more

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Jerky movements and muscle spasms?

Question is unclear: In general jerky movements indicate an injury in the nervous system. If they are occurring with spasms they may be due to a stable brain injury from birth or infancy, or to an evolving injury to the spinal cord or brain. Certain muscle diseases (genetic) will lead to poor contol and spasm. Some are temperature sensitive. ...Read more

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Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Jerky movements with sleep apena or seizure?

Can't tell: It would be difficult to say without conducting a full clinical interview and then possibly having to do a full overnight polysomnogram. Please discuss this with your family doctor or sleep physician and they will make arrangements to come up with the proper diagnosis for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Head hurts when I make jerky movements with my arm, or body.?

Head hurts when I make jerky movements with my arm, or body.?

Possible Neck disc : You may have one or more than one bulging or herniated cervical disc/discs. I would have your physician order a cervical MRI or cat scan. K. ...Read more

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Jerky movements after heart surgery?

Jerky movements after heart surgery?

Medications: May be the medications you're on. Low serum calcium could be also be involved. Can't think of any heart related causes. ...Read more

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6yr old son rolls eyes -looks upwards jerky movements is it a tic?He doesn't seem to disappear! any suggestıons

6yr old son rolls eyes -looks upwards jerky movements is it a tic?He doesn't seem to disappear! any suggestıons

Nervous habits: Many children develop habits. Most common is rubbing and picking nose, chewing nails hair or shirt, or facial grimacing. These are not serious but can indicate anxiety or stress. More important is for him to learn to suppress and modify these habits and to adapt more appropriate behavior. Help him understand that these habits are bothering you. Help him learn to control and manage them. ...Read more

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I have jerky movements in my right foot all day. Sometimes it wakes me up at night. I'm scared its ALS, could it be?

I have jerky movements in my right foot all day. Sometimes it wakes me up at night. I'm scared its ALS, could it be?

Well,..: Anything is possible, but the only way to know what it is is to see the Dr. A Neurologist would be best to evaluate your "movement disorder." Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between infantile spams and other types of infantile seizures and normal jerky movements caused by strong reflexes? Scared!

West Syndrome has: clusters of brief flexor or extensor contractions ( spasms) with a distinct EEG pattern ,often with developmental regression. Baby's neurologist will tell you after evaluation. ~50% have a congenital cause like cortical maldevelopment , metabolic syndromes or genetic syndromes. . Any brain pathology increases risk of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Tuberous Sclerosis often causes West Sx. & ASD. ...Read more