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477 Possible Causes for Head Jerking

  • Insect Bite

    Use tweezers to grasp the tick firmly at its head or mouth, next to the skin.[kidshealth.org] Pull firmly and steadily upward on the tick until it lets go (do not twist or jerk the tick), then swab the bite site with alcohol.[kidshealth.org]

  • Autosomal Dominant Spastic Ataxia Type 1

    OMIM : 57 Hereditary spastic ataxia comprises a heterogeneous group of progressive neurodegenerative disorders characterized by lower-limb spasticity and generalized ataxia with dysarthria, impaired ocular movements, and gait disturbance. Spastic ataxia-1 (SPAX1) is an autosomal dominant form of the disorder with[…][malacards.org]

  • Essential Tremor

    These tics can range from simple to complex and include eye blinking, head jerking, jumping, grunting or throat-clearing, and touching an object repeatedly.[mountsinai.org]

  • Blepharospasm

    Facial grimacing, visual problems, head jerking as well as eye blinking are some of the common examples of tics.[hxbenefit.com]

  • Roaf's Syndrome

    Tics can include head jerks, coughs, yelling, or involuntary acts of aggression. For many, living with Tourette is deeply isolating .[crossfithamptonroads.com]

  • Tic Disorder

    Examples of these movements are eye blinking, head jerking, nose twitching, or shoulder shrugging.[nationalcprfoundation.com] There are two types of tics: Motor : Sudden movements of the muscles, often involving a specific body part (eye blinking, facial movements, shoulder shrugging, head jerking[advocatechildrenshospital.com] Tic Disorders Various muscle groups Head jerking Squinting Blinking Shrugging Grimacing Nose-twitching Any excessively repeated movements Foot tapping Leg jerking Scratching[nm.org]

  • Seat Belt Injury

    Uncontrolled head jerking is not stopped during head-on collisions, which can result in whiplash and head injuries.[lileswhite.com]

  • Congenital Deafness

    Neonatal responses Startling reflex (Responds to loud sound) Aural-palpebral reflex Change in heart rate Change in pattern of respiration Backward head jerk Moro reflex (increase[slideshare.net]

  • Abnormal Eye Movement

    Head jerking or shaking may also occur. These tics do not typically indicate a serious problem, but may stem from factors such as stress or eye strain.[livestrong.com] When the eye movements show excessive or unusual jerking at rest or with head position change or in response to looking in one direction or another (up, down or to either[healthcentral.com] An abnormal eye or head movements may also stem from a “tic,” a condition common in children.[livestrong.com]

  • King Syndrome

    The verbal behaviours of repetitions, prolongations and blocks plus the secondary struggle behaviours of eye twitching, head jerking and mouth/facial contortions, are all[stutteredspeechsyndrome.com]

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