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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes involuntary nodding of the head?

My family has noticed that I have started nodding my head at times. Sometimes in a yes and sometimes with a no. I am 62 years, female, and I don t smoke, drink or do drugs. I am a 62 year old white female. My family has recently noticed that sometimes I nod my head either in a yes or no direction. My email address is
Thu, 15 Feb 2018
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Thanks for the query
I understand your query.

Involuntary movements result from irritation /stimulation of the nerve supplying nerve supplying muscles involved in the movement.

(Spasmodic tirticolis)This can follow stress at cervical vertebrae.

MRI would throw light on the possibility &medicines/local injection would manage acute stress followed by physiotherapy to prevent reccurance . Please consult a surgeon .

Dr. Vasudha Jayant Athavale,
General & Family Physician
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