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Dr. Sean Baskin
8 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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Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 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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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
It can be.: Dystonias can be both painful and scary, especially when they first start and are unexpected. They essentially are like a severe muscle cramp that go ... Read More
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Inconsistent behavio: A condition in which a persons actions, thoughts and behavior are not consistent with patients personality. In short, a lie. Politicians live by thi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susana Duncan
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Involuntary movement: Dystonia symptoms will vary with type you have. Most frequently there is cramping, or tightening of muscles after heavy use or during stress. Handwrit ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Dystonia is a neurologic syndrome characterized by sustained involuntary muscular activity producing sustained, abnormal and repetitive muscle contrac ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Baskin
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Symptom Management: Unfortunately, there are no medication to prevent or slow the progression of dystonia, so treatment is geared to easing symptoms. Medications are oft ... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Affects mid line mus: When dystnia affects midline muscles near spine then it is called axial dystonia.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Usually not: Dystonia musculorum deformans, or "human pretzel" disease, is a miserable illness for which neurosurgery is often dramatically beneficial. Only if a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Unclear.: We do not understand the causes of dystonias at a mechanistic level. We do divide dystonias into two types: primary and secondary. In primary dystonia ... Read More
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