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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes tremors and twitching sensation in the legs and arms?

I slipped in a puddle of water last year and I have had a problem with my memory. I hurt from the base of scull all the way down to my hips. While standing my hips hurts so bad. Now i have noticed that my hands are jerking & legs has started twitching & I am having trolls with walking. Can you tell me why?
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Tremor following brain trauma is usually associated with lesions of the cerebellum. This posterior portion of the brain is normally responsible for coordination of movements.

Another example of post-traumatic tremor is the so-called “midbrain” or “rubral” tremor, resulting from damage to the pathways connecting the cerebellum to the brainstem, including midbrain structures such as the red (rubral) nucleus.

Typically, this tremor is present during a voluntary maintenance of posture (i.e., when the arms are outstretched). The midbrain also contains the substantia nigra, damage to which can cause parkinsonian tremor.

During fall prolase of disc or compression of nerves may lead to tremors of peripheral parts.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is.

Please get it done MRI brain and X-ray spine and nerve conduction studies.

If symptoms not improved please consult your doctor, he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Take care.
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