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Head tremor question...

process_xpprocess_x Posts: 35
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:45 AM in Chronic Pain
Hey guys,

Do you know if head tremor can be caused by cervical spondylosis or accompanying central disc bulge at c4/5? Also at least one area in cervical spine where the disc spacing is at .5mm. Could this be why my head shakes uncontrollably when I put my head down in a sitting resting position? Thanks for any help:)


  • Oops, disc bulge is actually at c5/6... I don't think my head is attached to my body today! :)
  • ...muscle spasms to me. It's so common to have severe muscle spasms with spine problems and before my cervical surgery, I had all sorts of them. Our muscles spasm because they're working so hard to make up for what's wrong in our spines and sometimes they really get overworked and go bonkers.

    Of course, this is only a thought, not a medical opinion. It's definitely a question for your doctor to answer, but thought I'd throw in my two cents worth.

  • Thank you for your response:) I had thought about that but it's really strange, it's only when I put my head down. Can't remember if that is called flexed or whatever but that is pretty much the only time it happens and it does it all the time now. I definately need to ask my doc but they are taking forever to call me back! Supposed to see a neuro surgeon but they have not even called me yet. Everything keeps getting more and more strange!

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  • Oh ok, that makes sense now. I didnt see the subject line at first:) Thanks:)
  • Before my cervical fusion, my head would shake in certain positions. That has all disappeared since surgery.

    Best wishes,

  • Wow, you were/are having problems in the same area then. C5/6. Neuro surgery still has not called me:( Some of these symptoms are really starting to scare me. Thank you for your response, it helps to see that someone else has had this problem. I was starting to think I was nuts. At the same time, sorry you are dealing with this stuff too.
  • Howdy Dez,

    My first symptomatic area was C5/6 and though I didn't have a specific tremor as you described, I would get 'head twitches' here and there. With it, I would also have these weird feelings in the muscles of my neck (and sometimes the shoulder) as well. As Cath said, and I agree, it could be spasms from the issues in your cervical spine. Please let us know what you find out. Support *HUGZ* for ya woman!!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • My chiropractor told me to go on back to the ER so I am going to head over there in the morning since I don't have a PCP yet. How is your back? Did you end up going in to the doctor yet?


  • Wow Dez! Definitely let us know how it goes. What I don't like about the ER is they usually don't have a Neurologist or some sort of spine specialist on duty, and as such they x-ray, simple exam, give you pills and send you on your way with and $800 dollar bill!

    Did the doctor thing last Friday thanks to my lovely neck. Didn't address the other issues as this was for the neck. I will be getting a Neurologist appointment once I know driving is back on the list for the rest. :) I love putting doctors kids through college, don't you! (G)

    Good luck tomorrow woman!!! *HUG*

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • The ER I am going to should have an MRI machine and if they do (as their website says) I am really going to push them to do the MRI instead of waiting for an appointment. It's been two weeks and they still have not called to schedule. Same with the neuro surgeon, no word yet and everything just keeps getting more and more scary. I wish they would just tell me what is wrong. I only have a partial diagnosis.

    Well, if you have not been checked out yet, are you at least feeling any better yet, Brenda? Miss you on chat lady <3

    - Dez
  • ER is a hard place to get an MRI unless you are a trauma patient. At least that is how it is down here. I hope you can push the right buttons to get them to get you one. :)

    Chat. Once I get where I can type kind of normal speed and can sit for more than 10 minutes, I will be back in there. I miss you all as well! Hopefully it won't be a lot longer - each day is getting better. I just figure if it was the 'start' of a hernia (still don't know what that means!), I guess that just means in normal speak, more likely to go blewy.. Oh well. Hope to be in chat again soon. Good luck tomorrow!!

    PCTF C4 - T2, Laminectomies C5, C6 & C7. Severe Palsy left arm/hand.
  • I too have had cdervical spine issues... fusion and disc replacement at L-5/6/and 7, I know that when I get overtired, or my muscles are really tried, I feel like I have Parkinson's (same type of movements as an older reltaive has...closest that I can come to describe it). I have my 1st appt (for my lumbar region issues that have cropped back up) on 07/13 and I have this on my list to ask about. I don't see my neuro guy for my 1st consult until Sept. 13, but I want to ask him this too!
  • Do you get the tremor when you flex your head down? Mine does it all the time if I put my head down or to the side in a certain position. I am pretty sure it is because I lost 90% vertebral height in my c-spine near the top so I am guessing that that is why I get the tremor when I flex my head in the same direction that the .5mm disc is about to fuse my neck... I am so sick of waiting for county to call me with my appointments. All of this is seriously starting to wear on me, literally too! Blah!
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