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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Cervical Dystonia

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and i need some alternative treatment.

Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and i need some alternative treatment.

See university MD: Phenol and surgery are permanent changes to your nervous system, with all the potential benefits and potential risks of that. "Cervical dystonia", originally reserved for patients with torticollis or a basal ganglia dystonic disorder, has been "popularized" to include patients with tension headaches and stress-induced muscle spasm (profitable therapy). See university MD to look for justified Rx. ...Read more

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Can cupping therapy help with cervical dystonia ?

Can cupping therapy help with cervical dystonia  ?

Can't hurt to try.: Cupping is a long used treatment. Although it has theoretical benefits for pain it has not been studied for dystonia . It won't hurt to try. A trained neuromuscular therapist in conjunction with botulism injections are more traditional and proven treatments. ...Read more

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Would physical therapy be beneficial in treating cervical dystonia in addition to botox?

Certainly: But it really depends on how longstanding the dystonia has been present and the amount of fibrosis that will determine the extent if relief achieved with Botox and pt. ...Read more

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What information can you give on cervical dystonia?

What information can you give on cervical dystonia?

Botox?: Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia of unknown etiology that can sometimes be helped with Botox injections. ...Read more

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What are good tips for someone dealing with cervical dystonia?

Cervical dystonia: If it is quite severe i would have you consider Botox or Dysport to help relax your muscles. I would recommend working with physical therapy to work on stretching and strengthening certain neck muscles and postural training. ...Read more

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Can you lift weights and exercise if you have cervical dystonia?

Can you lift weights and exercise if you have cervical dystonia?

YES, BUT: Cervical problems will require a custom designed exercise program to avoid injury, and weight lifting techniques will need alteration from the typical regimens. An experienced physical therapist working in rehab programs with an exercise background can work closely with you. A skilled personal trainer can advance your program. Be patient, exercise is key to recovery. ...Read more

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Would a neuro cranial vertical distractor help with cervical dystonia ?????

No consensus on this: There is anecdotal evidence that this device works in some patients in some conditions but only 1 study I'm aware of....I think it's very early to know for sure. You should talk it over carefully with your doctor before making a decision to purchase anything....unless they are willing to give you a money back guarantee! More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...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 cervical dystonia curable with surgery?

Controllable: Controllable yes, curable no. Check with your neurologist for the best treatments. Options include medication, Botox injections, nerve ablation or deep brain stimulation. If your general neurologist finds this difficult have them send you to a movement disorder specialist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dystonia (Definition)

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