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Doctor insights on: Acquired Torsion Dystonia

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Recently diagnosis with Spinocerebeal ataxia what is this. I also have torsion dystonia what's physical prognosis?

Recently diagnosis with Spinocerebeal ataxia what is this. I also have torsion dystonia what's physical prognosis?

Dystonia: You need to consult a Neurologist for further clarification of your diagnosis. It is an inherited condition involving a part of the brain called Cerebellum : responsible for movements. As for Inherited Dystonia it is usually associated with higher Intelligence. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dystonia (Definition)

A neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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What is torsion dystonia with phycogenic movement? Is it neurologic or phycological? What treatment is available

What is torsion dystonia with phycogenic movement? Is it neurologic or phycological? What treatment is available

? psychogenic?: Torsion dystonia is a muscle disorder that can occur from many different causes. It can occur in degenerative disorders such as parkinsonism, huntington disease, wilsons, etc. It can occur due to medication effects especially major tranquilizers. It can be just a episodic event in some your people without definable cause. It can be either the cause for or the result of emotional stress. ...Read more

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Which drugs make dystonia worse?

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, risperidone, etc.) and certain antinausea medications (e.g., metoclopramide, etc) or drugs that enhance the effect of Dopamine such as levodopa. ...Read more

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How can I cure and treat dystonia?

No cure: There is no cure for dystonia. Depending upon the location and extent of the dystonia, oral medications or injections of Botox can be beneficial. Usually Botox is much more effective treatment for dystonia and other medications. Best to check with her doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for a person to suffer from dystonia?

How common is it for a person to suffer from dystonia?

Rare: In a european study published in 2002 the prevalence of primary dystonia was less than 1%. Look it up in neurology 59:6 [9/24/2002] pp. 941-943. ...Read more

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Can dystonia come about overnight? Are there any warning signs?

It depends: Dystonia is just a description of abnormal muscle tone. Dystonia can affect small muscles or separate limbs or total body. Some cases are progressive and severe while others are transient and resolve to normal. Ther are some forms associated with genetic and metabolic disorders. Many cases are primary without cause or genetic association. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dystonia and wonder if anyone else has this condition?

To connect with: Others who have dystonia, use this site: http://www. Dystonia-foundation. Org/living-with-dystonia/finding-support/finding-a-support-group. It has information, local & national resources & other types of support. ...Read more

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Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Please tell me what dystonia & dyskinesia means?

Dystonia definition: Dystonia refers to a neurologic condition consisting of involuntary movements of the body due to abnormally prolonged and inappropriate muscle activity. Dyskinesia refers to involuntary movements but can encompass a larger range of movements including tremor, dystonia or chorea. The term "dyskinesias" is used in the setting of parkinson's disease and with chronic antipsychotic use (tardive). ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have tardive dyskinisia/dystonia?

Dystonia: Un usual muscular movements NT under your control. ...Read more

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What are the surgical options for people with dystonia?

What are the surgical options for people with dystonia?

Stimulators: Previously, some types of dystonia were treated by cutting certain nerves or muscles. Now there are stimulators that can be implanted in the brain or sometimes the spine to reduce the spasms. You would need referral to a major neurosurgical center, with expertise in deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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What are some permanent solutions to treating masseter dystonia?

Botox helps: Injection of Botox in the mass ętre muscle usually helps. ...Read more

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What is paroxysmal dystonia?

Paroxysmal dystonia: Is muscle spasms and abnormal body movements that only happen at specific moments of the body. Paroxysmal dystonias do not affect the mind or the senses. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia in the muscles?

It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia (like stroke or cerebral palsy), others can be hereditary. Rarely it can be triggered by trauma. Some forms like cervical dystonia (torticollis or neck dystonia) are of unlcear cause. ...Read more

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What are treatments for dystonia (?

Multiple: Medications: trihexyphenidyl, benztropine. If early onset- levodopa/carbidopa; tetrabenazpine.
Botox treatments.
Surgery: deep brain stimulation, lesion surgery.
Physical and speech therapy.
Sensory tricks. ...Read more

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Can yoga help with cervical dystonia?

Can yoga help with cervical dystonia?

Yes: Neck exercises be it in the firm of gentle yoga will definitely help. Please visit ISHA YOGA site and learn free ...Read more

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What's different between tics and dystonia?

Tic/Dystonia: Both are described as muscle contraction of different duration. Tics are of short duration and Dystonia are more sustained in duration and can affect one or several muscle groups. ...Read more

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Can dystonia go into remission and reappear?

Perhaps: If you are talking about "focal dystonia" which affects accomplished musicians, recovery is unlikely and will be prolonged...But it can improve with rehabilitation. It is essential to see a physician and therapist experienced in this arena...Not just an accomplished physician or therapist. ...Read more

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Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Sometimes: Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries. It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood. ...Read more

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Is there no permanent cure for masseter dystonia?

I don't know: But there are other methods of approaching treatment. The body has amazing recuperative abilities. Have you seen a homeopathic practitioner? Homeopathy may offer some help as can acupuncture and chinese medicine. I would also look for a neuromuscular massage therapist. There is one in my area (florida) who is pretty amazing with many different problems. Diet changes can help too. ...Read more

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Would flexril help an acute cervical dystonia attack?

Temporarily: Flexeril is a muscle relaxant, but it is typically used in acute muscle strains with spasm. Dystonia often fails to respond to 'muscle relaxants' such as flexeril, skelaxin, (metaxalone) robaxin, etc. Often stronger 'antispasmotics' are needed, such as baclofen, tizanidine, dantrolene, diazepam, or even injection treatments. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Valium for dystonia for long term?

Is it safe to take Valium for dystonia for long term?

Valium: Valium can be used as a muscle relaxant and if a neurologist presribed it for your condition it can be taken daily and would be safe as long as you followed instructions and be seen regularly so that your condition and medication can be monitored. You shouldn't stop the medication abruptly nor change the dose on your own. ...Read more

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I get slight twitches occassionally. So I have dystonia?

I get slight twitches occassionally. So I have dystonia?

Localized slight: Twitches do not fit with dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal posturing. See photo. Dystonic movements can cause pain or occur with tremors or other neurologic abnormalities. Benign Fasciculation Syndrome fits better, but is a diagnosis of exclusion, so medical & neurological exams are needed to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get dystonia from multiple concussions?

Is it possible to get dystonia from multiple concussions?

Unlikely: Dystonia does not usually occur as a result of concussion. It is usually genetic or from particular medications. Concussions specifically have not been shown to cause dystonia, and there is great debate whether trauma itself can cause true dystonia. ...Read more

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Could getting several concussions have caused my dystonia?

Maybe: There is a study comparing motor skill in the hand in subjects that sustained blast injuries and either lost consciousness or only sustained altered consciousness. The loc group demonstrated dystopia like limitations in motor function suggesting there maybe a frontal lobe influence on the neural pathways contributing to dystonia. ...Read more

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How long until botox shots take effect for cervical dystonia?

How long until botox shots take effect for cervical dystonia?

About five days: Botox takes about 4-5 days to cause muscle relaxation in most areas. That's why most clinicins will have you return in two weeks to reevaluate treatment. Dosing can vary based on the muscle size and you would rather under treat than over treat. ...Read more

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Can I do push ups and lift weights, I have cervical dystonia?

Can I do push ups and lift weights, I have cervical dystonia?

Maybe: Cervical dystonia also known as spamodic torticollis is possible at any age. Most common in women of middle age. There is no cure. Do you truly have cervical dystonia? I do not believe that the exercise is contraindicated unless physical activity tends to cause this for you. Consult your doctor and make sure you are not overdoing the amount of workout you do. Should be safe. ...Read more

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How do I find a healthcare professional who specializes in dystonia?  

How do I find a healthcare professional who specializes in dystonia?  

Look for Neurologist: Dystonia is a movement disorder with abnormal muscle contractions that lead to spasm and abnormal postures. There are many different types of dystonias and various causes for each one. A neurologist is the best place to start since it is primarily a neurological disorder which is causing the contractions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could accupuncture help with cervical dystonia or could it make it worse?

Could accupuncture help with cervical dystonia or could it make it worse?

Could help: Shouldn't make it worse that I am aware of. But always make sure the person is certified and has formal training to do acupuncture. ...Read more