Head tremor in Parkinson's disease

Mov Disord. 2006 Aug;21(8):1245-8. doi: 10.1002/mds.20918.


Head tremor is a typical feature of essential tremor. Patients with sporadic Parkinson's disease can have tremor of the tongue, lip, or chin, but classically do not have head tremor. We describe five patients with Parkinson's disease and head tremor in whom clinical and neurophysiological findings suggested that head tremor was a manifestation of Parkinson's disease.

MeSH terms

  • Head Movements*
  • Humans
  • Parkinson Disease / diagnosis*
  • Parkinson Disease / physiopathology
  • Posture
  • Rotation
  • Supine Position
  • Tremor / etiology*
  • Videotape Recording