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Alternative Treatments For Dystonia
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
Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. but I'm from Russia.
Sorry, but...: Vegetative-vascular dystonia is not recognized as a disease or syndrome in the West. It simply doesn't exist here as a concept. Most doctors over here have never heard of it, and to those few who have, it's one of those odd things the Russians have thought up that no one else takes seriously. ????? ??? ????? ? ?????? ??????? ????? ???????! Good luck finding an answer to your problem. ...Read more
My niece has dystonia, and as a result, she can't move or open her eyes. Any recommended treatments for her?
Oculoplastic surgeon: Although dystonia can limited any or all muscle movement, in certain instances there can be help available. If your niece cannot open her eyes, it is possible to perform a porcedure to allow them to open further. The danger is that the eyes will not be able to close well. It is worth at least speaking with an oculoplastic surgeon and her specialist as well. ...Read more
My neighbor has difficulties in writing, perhaps it's writer's cramp/dystonia. What do you suggest for treatment?
Overuse Syndrome: If this is an acute problem then the treatment is complete rest of the muscles that are not working well. If this is a chronic problem then getting to a hand specialist is the next step. ...Read more
I am taking Tegretol for Dystonia(4x200mg).Its getting better slowly. Does exist a limit time when I should give up on the treatment?
3 months: If your symptoms are improving slowly, please continue the medication prescribed for at least three months or until it is clear your improvement has plateaued at which point you should speak further your physician. ...Read more
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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