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My nine year old son just started turning his head from side

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my nine year old son just started turning his head from side to side and putting his chin down he said it is a habit but my wife and i are concerned
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.

I want to get some more detail information about your problem

How long the symptoms persists?

When it occurs more?

Any other previous disease?

Waiting for the information.

Thank you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
he does it about every 15 to 20 seconds its like he is trying to stretch his neck i asked what he is doing he feels compelled to do it its only been two days my wife just woke him up to go to bathroom and he was half asleep and he still did it
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 9 years ago.
These types neck movement may be a Tic.

But as you described that the symptoms occurs even in half sleep, it may be a type of convulsion.

He may need EEG / MRI to exclude any pathology.

He should be seen by Pediatric Neurologist.

If you need further clarifications, I will be happy to explain further.

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