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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For 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

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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...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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What are treatments for dystonia( ?

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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Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. but I'm from Russia.

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

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My niece has dystonia, and as a result, she can't move or open her eyes. Any recommended treatments for her?

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

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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

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I am taking Tegretol for Dystonia(4x200mg).Its getting better slowly. Does exist a limit time when I should give up on the treatment?

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

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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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I've suffer from dystonia plus dyskinesia sympstoms since i was born. Is there many therapy for me?

Dystonia and dyskine: Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. If the cause cannot be treated, there are medications to help your abnormal movements. ...Read more

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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