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Random head jerking?

Random head jerking?

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 an essential tremor which occurs with aging. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Head Jerking (Definition)

Head jerking is a clinical finding in which a person has episodes of sudden movements of the head or of spasms ...Read more


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What might be cause of head jerking when relaxed.?

What might be cause of head jerking when relaxed.?

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?

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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Is head jerking a side-effect of abilify?

Is head jerking a side-effect of abilify?

Abilify&head jerking: Yes it probabely is.You may need to see your psychiatrst or neurologit .You may have to stop the med and try a different one.It may be a condition called tardive dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my son's head jerking and twitching?

Should I be worried about my  son's head jerking and twitching?

I would certainly: Want his pediatrician to see him for an evaluation, but your worrying about it won't help you or your son. ...Read more

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Is head jerking a side effect if alcohol use?

Is head jerking a side effect if alcohol use?

Not typically: In order to have your question definitively answered, you need to have what you are describing as "head jerks" properly diagnosed. Alcohol isn't at all well known to trigger the onset of a tic disorder, but what I have read suggests that different individuals report both lessening or increasing involuntary movements through alcohol use. See a neurologist! ...Read more

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Head jerking, and jaw popping?

Head jerking, and jaw 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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Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more