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Is it a serious concern to move lower jaw unconsciously? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 23-Dec-2013
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User:Hi
My brother has a habit of moving his lower jaw unconsciously(right-left side wise) when he is thinking about something or when he is watching something on television. We are see this behavior from past 1 week or so. His work requires him to make and pickup calls on mobile very often. Not sure if this is any reason of concern. his age is 36
Doctor:Hi
User:hi
User:My brother has a habit of moving his lower jaw unconsciously(right-left side wise) when he is thinking about something or when he is watching something on television. We are see this behavior from past 1 week or so. His work requires him to make and pickup calls on mobile very often. Not sure if this is any reason of concern. his age is 36
Doctor:let me read your query
Doctor:this is normal
Doctor:nothing to be concerned about
Doctor:are you there?
User:yes
Doctor:ok
User:why does he keeping moving his jaw
Doctor:it is the way he responds to stress or any other stimuli
Doctor:different people respond in different ways to stress
Doctor:Like
Doctor:some people bite nails
Doctor:This is the body's adaptation to stress or thought process
User:can it be due to lot of mobile usage that he does?
Doctor:If it is something medically disturbing only then it needs to be evaluated
Doctor:no
Doctor:mobile usage does not cause this
User:ok thank you
Doctor:my pleasure
Doctor:do you have more queries?
Doctor:ok
User:thankyou
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:take care
Doctor:Happy weekend
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