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I have a situation where I jerk unexpectantly. Sometimes it

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I have a situation where I jerk unexpectantly. Sometimes it is a simple jerking of the hands and about half the time my whole body jerks. And I don't mean a simple jerk it makes me spill things, throw things or just attract attention. They are not painful in any way just embarrassing. But they are more frequent. It happens several times a day (the whole body jerk). What could be causing it and what type of doctor would I need to see?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

You should consult a neurologist. This will need evaluation to look for foci either at spinal cord or brain. A minor convulsion disorder or myelopathy may be the diagnostic consideration.

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