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241 Possible Causes for Head Jerking, Involuntary Movements

  • Tics

    Within 2 weeks after the injury, he noticed the gradual onset of involuntary jerking movements of his left shoulder, which was markedly exacerbated after second left shoulder[] 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.[] It is possible that movement disorders such as tics may contribute to the development of cervical myelopathy owing to the effects of involuntary movements on the neck.[]

  • Tourette Syndrome

    […] sensation, rather than a completely involuntary movement.[] 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[] With time, other motor tics may appear, such as head jerking, neck stretching, floor stamping, body twisting and bending.[]

  • Tic Disorder

    No family history was reported, but his 65-year-old otherwise healthy father also had very subtle involuntary movements.[] 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[]

  • Epilepsy

    It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized),[] , or twitching of the upper body Nodding of the head What is Epilepsy?[] It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized)[]

  • Spasmodic Torticollis

    Each improved, with a decrease in involuntary movement and reduction in pain. None had either systemic or local side effects.[] Head jerks, twisting movements (inclined head, rotations). Uncontrollable spasms in the neck. Pain in the craniocervical region. Abnormal vestibular function.[] […] to jerk or tilt.[]

  • Myoclonic Jerking

    Involuntary movements compose a group of uncontrolled movements that may manifest as a tremor, tic, myoclonic jerk, chorea, athetosis, dystonia or hemiballism.[] Some of these involved sudden jerks of either arm, while other instances involved the trunk and head.[] In MAE, myoclonic jerks consist of symmetric, mostly generalised jerks, accentuated in the arms and in the shoulders and frequently simultaneously with a head nod; both the[]

  • Absence Seizure

    Red flags include: Unexplained staring spells Involuntary movements Unexplained confusion Severe headaches Less-specific signs can include: Sleepiness Disrupted sleep Unexplained[] Some children with CAE may also develop other seizure types such as myoclonic seizures (sudden, brief jerks of the head, limbs or body).[] This may result in a loss of consciousness, convulsions or other involuntary movements.[]

  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    […] characterized by abrupt, repetitive, stereotyped and involuntary movements (motor tics) or sounds (phonic tics).[] However, some patients report jerking in the lower limbs, trunk, or head. Some jerks occur unilaterally.[] The amplitude of involuntary movements may range from a mere sense of electric shock to minimal twitchings to violent movements of the limbs.[]

  • Huntington's Disease

    We herein report a case of late-onset Huntington's disease (HD) that presented without any involuntary movement.[] […] disturbances Hallucinations Irritability Moodiness Restlessness or fidgeting Paranoia Psychosis Abnormal and unusual movements include: Facial movements, including grimaces Head[] Involuntary movements are usually not seen in FTD.Two patients with involuntary choreoathetoid movements but otherwise presenting a bv-FTD-phenotype were referred and Huntington's[]

  • Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy

    Children with this disorder often present with head drops and brief arm jerks.[] Head drops and deviation of the eyes in the upward direction are observed on a daily basis.[] All 86 patients had generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and 17 had additional myoclonic jerks and absences.[]

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