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106 Possible Causes for Head-Rolling Movements

  • Cerebellotrigeminal Dermal Dysplasia

    Gomez-Lopez-Hernandez syndrome, or cerebellotrigeminal-dermal dysplasia, is a rare neurocutaneous syndrome of trigeminal anesthesia, scalp alopecia and cerebellar anomalies. Other features include craniosynostosis, short stature, hypertelorism, down-slanting palpebral fissures, corneal opacities, mediofacial hypoplasia,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Insomnia

    Body rocking, head banging and head rolling in normal children. J Pediatr 1978;93:704-708. PubMed Google Scholar 123. Patel SR, Blackwell T, Ancoli-Israel S, Stone KL.[doi.org] Sleep related rhythmic movement disorder revisited. J Sleep Res 2007;16:110-116. PubMed Google Scholar 122. Sallustro F, Atwell CW.[doi.org]

  • Restless Legs Syndrome

    Rhythmic movement disorder typically affects young children and is characterized by repetitive, stereotypic, rhythmic movements (eg, head banging, head rolling, body rolling[enotes.tripod.com]

  • Motion Sickness

    On Earth, it is profoundly provocative to make pitch or roll head movements while rotating.[doi.org]

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

    The vertigo was aggravated by head movements when looking up or rolling over, lasting for a few seconds.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common movements people report triggering a spinning sensation are tilting their heads upwards in order to look at something, and rolling over in bed.[en.wikipedia.org] Movements that can trigger an episode of BPPV include rolling over or sitting up in bed, bending the head forward to look down, or tipping the head backward.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

  • Whiplash Injury

    These may include neck rotation, head tilting and shoulder rolling, as long as the overall condition of the patient allows these movements.[symptoma.com] In addition to supervised exercises in physiotherapy, the patient should carry out some simple movements and stretching exercises at home.[symptoma.com]

  • Orthostatic Syncope

    […] disorders (e.g., head rolling, body rocking, head banging).[ahcmedia.com] […] syndrome (intermittent paroxysmal spells of generalized stiffening and opisthotonic posturing secondary to gastroesophageal reflux), benign toricollis, dystonia, and rhythmic movement[ahcmedia.com]

  • Tonic-Clonic Seizure

    Was it a noise, such as the person falling over, or body movements, such as their eyes rolling or head turning? Did the seizure occur without warning?[nhs.uk]

  • Cervical Osteoarthritis

    Roll the shoulders up and back. Inhale and lift the head up toward the sky. Exhale and drop the head toward the chest.[livestrong.com] Repeat this movement with your breath 10 to 15 times. Bring the head back to center and drop the right ear toward the right shoulder.[livestrong.com]

  • Rotator Cuff Tear

    At the same time, the supraspinatus causes the humeral head to roll into the movement of abduction while it is also compressing glenohumeral joint for added stability.[morphopedics.wikidot.com] The deltoids superior line of force directs the humeral head upward.[morphopedics.wikidot.com]

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