I have an 8 year old son that has been twitching his head and neck and shoulders. It started a few months ago and I just thought it was a nervous twitch so I didn't worry about it. But lately he is doing it all of the time. Even when he is sitting by himself infront of the T.V. The twitch is a quick jurk of his head moving forward, or to the side. Or his neck, or his shoulders moving up like a quick shrug. When do you know it's more than a nervous twitch? What are the other possible diagnosis that I can look into? I wan't to take him to the doctor, but I just got a new job and I don't have insurance yet. I don't want to take him in until we have it because I don't want them to turn him down for having a pre existing condition, if there is something that does need to get treated. Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you, I just looked tic disorder up on google and that was very helpful. Some of the symptoms were right on, others were more extreem. He does have the ticks I read about, and the clearing of the throut, but not saying or yelling this out. He also doesn't have a problem paying attention, or has have ADHD either. Thank you for giving me an idea of where to look.
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