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Experiencing involuntary movements of the neck and head? Here is what you need to know

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Head twitching is a movement disorder and could be due to muscle twitches or spasms that are caused by an errant nervous system. It involves uncontrolled and unintended movements of the head.

Around 2.2% of the population in America experiences essential tremor, a type of movement disorder.

  • Medical assistance is required for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Physical examination and family history are used for diagnosis.
  • Can lead to reduced mobility or slow movement.
  • Treatment is given based on the cause of the disorder.

Abnormal head movement can be caused by a variety of factors such as ataxia, dystonia, Parkinson's disease, and tremor. If some of these causes underly the condition,there is no cure, but the symptoms can be kept in check and the disorder is manageable.

The condition affects all age groups.

Self-diagnosable

Symptoms include irregularity in speaking, contraction of neck muscles, and rapid, irregular movement of the eyes.

People may experience

Repetitive, irregular, rapid, involuntary movement of the facial muscles, mouth and eyes.

Treatment

Self-care: Physical therapy, speech therapy, nutrition and lifestyle changes can aid in recovery.

Medications: Medicines can be taken at the prescription of your doctor depending upon the nature and cause of the disorder.

Specialists: For any of the symptoms mentioned above and for further complications if any, you need to consult a neurosurgeon.
At mfine, we offer specialized treatments and therapies to help you take control of your life and stay healthy.

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