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What is spasmodic torticollis?

What is spasmodic torticollis?

Spasmodic torticolli: Spasmodic torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition usually occurs in midlife. (wikipedia) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spasmodic_torticollis the new treatment that is very effective is botulinum toxin injections. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Hebb
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Spasmodic Torticollis (Definition)

Torticollis is a hyper spasmodic condition of the neck in which the neck and/or head is abnormally positioned in an asymmetric position. Also called Wry neck, the top of the head is tilted in one direction and the chin in another direction. Common causes are drug side effects (probably most common), and injury to the neck and cervical nerves. ...Read more


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Can drugs cause spasmodic torticollis?

Not exactly: There are certain drugs that work by blocking the action of dopamine, most of which are medications to treat psychosis or nausea (haldol, thorazine, phenergan, (promethazine) reglan) that can cause a "dystonic reaction" where the head is pulled involuntarily to one side, which would appear the same as someone with spasmodic torticollis. ...Read more

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How is spasmodic torticollis treated?

Meds, injections: Spasmodic torticollis, also called cervical dystonia, has several treatment options. Oral medications are sometimes helpful (baclofen, artane). Because these medications sometimes cause side effects such as sedations, injections with botulinum toxin (such as botox) are often the most effective treatment option. ...Read more

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How is spasmodic torticollis detected?

Spasmodic torticolli: Spasmodic torticollis is an extremely painful chronic neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition usually occurs in midlife. (wikipedia) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/spasmodic_torticollis the new treatment that is very effective is botulinum toxin injections. It is easily detected because it is very painful. ...Read more

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Could spasmotic torticollis be cured?

Yes!: There are various treatment options available for torticollis, and physical therapy would be the first one to start with. ...Read more

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Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Hows spasmodic dysphonia treated?

Botulinum toxin: This is a benign but very annoying condition in which there is involuntary spasm of the vocalis muscles (muscles of the vocal folds). Injection of botulinum toxin carefully injected by a laryngologist can give you temporary relief. ...Read more

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What's spasmodic dysphonia?

What's spasmodic dysphonia?

NOT stuttering : Sd, spasmodic dysphonia, comes in two flavors: adductor and abductor sd. It is a vocal disorder when certain vowels or consonants will cause some speech difficulty. It may sound like stuttering but is not stuttering. The most popular and effective treatment is injecting Botox into specific vocal cord muscles. This will last several months and many find this treatment effective. ...Read more

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Is spastic paralysis curable?

Is spastic paralysis curable?

No: It is possible to reduce the spasticity to a degree with medications, phyiscal therapy, different treatments like Botox injections, and some fancier treatments like implantable pumps to deliver anti spasticity medication. Unfortunately at this date we do not have a "cure" that can reverse paralysis. I hope we will someday. ...Read more

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How effective is deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis?

How effective is deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis?

~50% response rate: This is a non-fda approved indication for dbs. However, patients who fail medical therapies, including botox, can be considered. Approximately 50% of patients respond. ...Read more

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What oral medications can help spasmodic torticollis?

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Spasmodic Torticolli: Anticholinergic agents, baclofen, klonopin, (clonazepam) if detected early. Another older medications are Dopamine blockers, but are out of fashion due to severe side-effects. ...Read more

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Would flexril help an acute cervical dystonia attack?

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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How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

How to treat severe spastic dysphonia accompanying dysarthria?

Spastic dysphonia: Botox is generally the best treatment for pure isolated spasmodic dysphonia. Dysarthria is a different issue. Sounds like you need to see a laryngologist and a neurologist ...Read more

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What is a infantile spasm seizure disorder?

What is a infantile spasm seizure disorder?

Very serious disorde: Infantile spasms is a seizure disorder characteristic of the first year of life, usually occurring in the first 6 months of life. The consist of quick bending of the body at the waist, extension of the body or bowing of the head. They are associated with an EEG pattern called hypsarhythmia. 50% of children are neurologically impaired at onset and more than 75% are retarded ultimately. ...Read more

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What is the condition congenital muscular torticollis?

Congenital torticoll: Many articles on congenital muscular torticollis have been published in the surgical literature. Most have been devoted to the histology of this disorder and the various theories of its etiologyrelatively little has been written about the long-term results of treatment. From the literature, it is clear that: the pathogenesis and etiology of congenital muscular torticollis are unknown. ...Read more

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Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Any treatments for spastic para paresis?

Yes: It is not possible to completely cure spastic paraparesis but various treatments can help. These include physical therapy, stretching exercises, oral medications, nerve blocks, Botox injections, medication via implanted pump, electrical stimulation to name a few. ...Read more

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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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How is spastic paralysis treated?

How is spastic paralysis treated?

See below: Spastic paralysis is a general term for many condition in the brain or spinal cord that cause weakness or paralysis of the limbs as well as spasticity which causes increased abnormal tone in the muscles. The conditions most often associated with this conditions are brain injuries, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis and sometimes als. There are treatments that can reduce spasticity. ...Read more

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Could anesthesia cause progressive supranuclear palsy (psp)?

Could anesthesia cause progressive supranuclear palsy (psp)?

Not likely: No one knows for sure what causes it. It is a degenerative neurologic disease a little similar to Parkinson's disease in a comparable area of the brain. The cause may be genetic, viral, though no one really knows. It is very very rare. ...Read more

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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Henry Sondheimer
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Torticollis (Definition)

A condition in which the neck is twisted abnormally to one side. The head tilts in one direction, while the ...Read more