Uncontrolled movement of the body
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 25, 2016
Alternative names: involuntary movements of the body;uncontrolled movements of the body;jerking.
Uncontrolled movement include many kinds of movements that the patient can not control.This may be movement of arms, legs, face, neck or other parts of the body.Examples
- loss of muscle tone (lethargy);
- slow, twisting, etc.movements (chorea, athetosis or dystonia);
- sudden twitching (myoclonus, jerking);
- uncontrolled repetitive movements (asymmetric spasmodic twitching - asterixis or tremor).
Causes of uncontrolled movements of the body
There are many causes of uncontrolled movements.Some movements last only a short time.Other permanent state associated with the brain and spinal cord and can deteriorate.
Some of these reasons affect children.Others - only adults.
- genetic diseases;
- kernicterus (too much bilirubin in the central nervous system);
- lack of oxygen (hypoxia) at birth.
Causes in adults:
- nervous system diseases, which a
- genetic diseases;
- brain swelling;
Treatment body uncontrolled movements
recommended physical therapy, which includes: swimming, stretching, walking, balancing exercises.All this can help coordination and slow the progression of symptoms and disease.Family support is very important, as well as support groups.This helps to openly discuss their feelings.
patient should consult a doctor, if he has any unexplained movements that the patient can not control and that do not pass.
doctor will have to perform a diagnostic examination and may ask the patient about his symptoms and medical history.The patient will have a detailed analysis of the nervous and muscular systems.
doctor may ask the patient questions such as, for example:
- whether there is a muscle contraction that can cause abnormal posture;
- whether there are involuntary movements in his hands;
- whether there are involuntary movements in his legs;
- when uncontrolled movements began;
- whether slow deterioration, for a few weeks or months;
- if it becomes worse after exercise;
- it better after sleep;
- making the patient's condition is better;
- What other symptoms are present.
tests and diagnostic procedures, which can be taken:
- blood tests - the total or differential;
- CT scan of the head or affected area;
- lumbar puncture;
- MRI of the head or affected area;
Treatment depends on the cause.Many uncontrolled movements treated drugs.Some symptoms may improve on their own.Your doctor will have to make recommendations on the basis of signs and symptoms.