How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask DrRussMd Your Own Question
DrRussMd
DrRussMd, Board certified general medicine
Category: Pediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 64666
Experience:  Treat babies to elderly with medical and integrative therapies; all situations; innovative treatment
24257177
Type Your Pediatrics Question Here...
DrRussMd is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a son who has just turned 2 who had recently started

Customer Question

Hello. I have a son who has just turned 2 who had recently started a shoulder shrugging behavior. It involves both shoulders and sometimes just a single shrug and other times multiple shrugs in a row. He did do this for a bit a few months ago but we have
not seen it in about 4 months. He seems fine otherwise but I am worried it could be Tourette's or autism. Would something like this come and go? I am very worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Without other symptoms it does not seem like tourette's or autism.

It can simply be more of a nervous gesture , in fact.

He needs to see his doctor for an exam.

If there is any question, neurologist and EEG.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Now I am really worried. He did just have his well visit and that was without issue. Does it seem that this is some type of neurological issue?
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

If it was with a doctor and there were no issues, then I see no problems.

It is probably a habit and I would leave it alone.

please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.