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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally hav ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Some try to help: There is no good treatment. Muscle relaxant medications can help at times. There have been attempts with neurotransmitter modifying agents (artane) ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Pouratian
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Medication, including Botox therapy, are first line choice.
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Neither is good: Cervical dystonia is a inability to properly relax the neck muscles. It may be associated with brain disorders, usually of the basal ganglia. If thi ... Read More
Dr. Jerome Lisk
23 years experience Neurology
Cervical Dystonia Tx: Botulinum Toxins are the first line medications for Cervical Dystonia & the majority respond to injections. The Type A Botulinum Toxins are Xeomin ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Do you have these?: You state that these conditions run in your family, but you don't specify whether that actually includes you. Please repost. Also please define "nervo ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Well: First of all you say the tics run in your family. You did not say you have them. Why anticipate a problem. Wait to see how you do. If you develop an i ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Depends: Depending on the type of dystonia it can be made worse either by drugs that block Dopamine (e.g., neuroleptic medications such as haloperidol, risper ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
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Statins: It is true that some type of muscular disease are more prone to develop rhabdmyalisis.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Antipsychotics: Every medication has side-effects, and antipsychotics are no exception. If used cautiously ; with clear indications ; close monitoring, they are for t ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ask for Neurologist: Free, public HealthTap questions and their answers provide helpful information for both the person asking the question and for other HealthTap users. ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Botox?: Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia of unknown etiology that can sometimes be helped with Botox injections.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Baskin
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Muscle contractions: Dystonia is a disorder where involuntary muscle contractions result in slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It can effect individual muscle ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
24 years experience Neurology
Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain ... Read More
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