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304 Possible Causes for Head Jerking

  • Autosomal Dominant Spastic Ataxia Type 1

    Most textbooks on neurodegenerative disorders have used a classification scheme based upon either clinical syndromes or anatomical distribution of the pathology. In contrast, this book looks to the future and uses a classification based upon molecular mechanisms, rather than clinical or anatomical boundaries. Major[…][]

  • Insect Bite

    Use tweezers to grasp the tick firmly at its head or mouth, next to the skin.[] 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.[]

  • Tic Disorder

    Examples of these movements are eye blinking, head jerking, nose twitching, or shoulder shrugging.[] 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[] Simple rapid movements, resembling a body spasm, are termed simple motor tics such as eye blinking, head jerks, and facial grimace.[]

  • Tourette Syndrome

    With time, other motor tics may appear, such as head jerking, neck stretching, floor stamping, body twisting and bending.[] Tic Categories Two categories of TS tics and some common examples are: Simple: Motor - Eye blinking, head jerking, shoulder shrugging and facial grimacing; Vocal - Throat[] Some symptoms of Tourette syndrome include: Eye blinking Nose twitching Grimacing Head jerking Shoulder shrugging Arm flapping Touching things or people Kicking Stomping Hopping[]

  • Meniere's Disease

    […] movements of the eyes elicited by certain head movements in persons with abnormal inner-ear function).[] […] symptoms and the results of hearing tests, electrocochleography (a test to evaluate inner-ear pressure), and electronystagmography (a test to detect nystagmus, or involuntary jerking[]

  • Tics

    Blinking, facial grimacing, head jerks or shoulder shrugs are examples of tics that your child may exhibit, and these movements usually last less than one second.[] Some simple motor tics include: Quick eye blinks or eye jerks Tongue movements, including sticking out the tongue Head twitches or head jerks Squatting and hopping Shoulder[] Simple rapid movements, resembling a body spasm, are termed simple motor tics such as eye blinking, head jerks, and facial grimace.[]

  • Whiplash Injury

    The head's jerking action pulls muscles and ligaments beyond their typical range of motion, causing fibers to tear.[] […] to abruptly jerk forwards, backwards, or sideways.[] Whiplash is caused by a sudden jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward.[]

  • 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[]

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    People with OCD may also have a tic disorder, such as: Eye blinking Facial grimacing Shoulder shrugging Head jerking Repeated clearing of the throat, sniffing, or grunting[]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    Muscles may jerk quickly or slowly, and jerking may be rhythmic or not.[] Myoclonus may occur normally, but it may result from a disorder, such as liver failure, a head injury, low blood sugar, or Parkinson disease or from certain drugs.[] DOCTORS: Click here for the Professional Version Click here for the Professional Version Topic Resources Myoclonus refers to quick, lightning-like jerks (contractions) of[]

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