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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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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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Arm, leg and head jerking?

Arm, leg and head jerking?

Tremor: I suspect one of many diseases that cause tremor.See a dr to get an accurate diagnosis and hopefully treatment. ...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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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

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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 (aripiprazole)?

Is head jerking a side-effect of abilify (aripiprazole)?

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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What should I do if I am worried about my 8 year old son's head jerking and twitching?

What should I do if I am worried about my 8 year old son's head jerking and twitching?

I'd check with the: General pediatrician first, but escalate to a pediatric neurologist before imaging. He needs a thorough exam to make sure these are not something to worry about. ...Read more