Focal & Generalized Dystonias

Dystonia is a neurological hyperkinetic movement disorder syndrome in which sustained or repetitive muscle contractions result in twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal fixed postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often intensified or exacerbated by physical activity, and symptoms may progress into adjacent muscles.


Dystonias We Treat

  • Cervical Dystonia (neck): Cervical Dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a painful condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing your head to twist or turn to one side. Cervical dystonia can also cause your head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward.
  • Blepharospasm/eyelid twitching
  • Writer’s Cramp: it’s the most common form of task-specific dystonia. Prolonged periods of writing cause cramping, aching and incoordination of the hand. As the condition progresses, the duration required to produce these symptoms reduces.
  • Limb dystonia: a type of dystonia consisting of involuntary contractions of the arms or legs associated with abnormal posturing, repetitive movements, and functional impairment

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