Also known as Jerking, Tics, Tremors, and Clonus
Movement disorders include:Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of abnormal involuntary movements are essential tremor, parkinson disease, and restless leg syndrome. Other possible causes, such as alcohol abuse, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with abnormal involuntary movements, 35% report having dizziness, 30% report having seizures, and 30% report having headache.
Patients with abnormal involuntary movements often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement, electrocardiogram and x-ray computed tomography .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with abnormal involuntary movements include carbidopa / levodopa, primidone, pramipexole (mirapex), ropinirole, propranolol, amantadine, chlordiazepoxide, guanfacine (intuniv), carbidopa / entacapone / levodopa, rasagiline (azilect), carbidopa, atenolol / chlorthalidone and trihexyphenidyl (artane) .
Groups of people at highest risk for abnormal involuntary movements include age 75+ years.