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what is cervical dystonia?

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Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
Neurology 23 years experience
Muscle involvement: By which muscles are showing dystnia and neurological examination.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Read on !: Cervical dystonia (torticollis) is the name given to the involuntary deviation of the neck ususally to one side that remains in that position for a while the cause is unknown Botox injections can help.
Dr. Jerome Lisk
Neurology 23 years experience
Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles.The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs.It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What information can you give on cervical dystonia?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Botox?: Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia of unknown etiology that can sometimes be helped with Botox injections.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Can cervical dystonia ever just stop affecting you?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
There is no cure: Cervical dystonia is a disorder that can occur at any age. It is very painful condition in which your neck muscles spasm involuntarily. There is no cure, but in some cases dystonia resolves without treatment. You can try Botox injections for the relief of spasms.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Are there any exercises that you can do with cervical dystonia?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Rheumatology 29 years experience
Yes and no: Careful rom exercises ok, but must be aware that the cause of dystonia may take a while to correct. Special pt places may have equipment.
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A 22-year-old male asked:

What are good tips for someone dealing with cervical dystonia?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Torticollis: The most common form of focal dystonia treated at a movement disorders clinic is cervical dystonia, often referred to as spasmodic torticollis. About 70% of patients with this disorder have associated pain. Unfortunately, most cases of spasmodic torticollis develop reoccurrence even with treatment. Rec.: see a interventional pain management specialist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

Why Cervical/Cranial Dystonia causes photophobia ?

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Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Ask your provider: You may be experiencing migraine like headache cervical may translate to neck related cranial may translate to head related dystonia means abnormal tension Hope this helps

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