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How is spasmodic torticollis detected?

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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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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What are symptoms of spasmodic torticollis?

Turning to one side: Spasmodic torticollos is a nerve-based problem which results in muscles of the neck inappropriately turning to one side consistently. It can be painful and usually cannot be overcome by simply using the hands to push the face back to center.
There are treatments for this, though, including pills that alter the signal from the brain to the muscles as well as Botox to weaken the neck muscles. ...Read more

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What are some causes of spasmodic torticollis?

Torticollis: Aka wry neck typically the head tilts away from the side of the neck with a tight sternpcleidomadtoid muscle. ...Read more

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What exactly is spasmodic torticollis? Can it be treated?

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

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I was wondering what are some causes of spasmodic torticollis?

While there can: Be a number of associated neurologic conditions, isolated spasmodic torticollis is usually idiopathic, as we do not know the cause. If there are other symptoms, there are many syndromes that include it, and neuro insults like brain injury or radiation treatments can also cause it. Even poor positioning in utero is speculated to be related. Best to have a thorough history to isolate that answer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

What is the treatment for spasmodic torticollis?

Muscle relaxers, and: Nsaid's if indicated. Therapy and massage with stretching exercises by a therapist.
In young kids sometimes surgery would be indicated.
Consult your orthopod for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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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What are the causes of spasmodic torticollis?

What are the causes of spasmodic torticollis?

Unknown: Spasmodic torticollis is a focal dystonia (like blepharospasm and writer, s cramp) in which neck cannot be kept straight and is turned to one side. The cause of focal dystonia, s is not clear and even though some psychogenic factors seem to play a part in the start of some of these symptoms we do not know why or how the process continues. ...Read more

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I think I have spasmodic torticollis, help me! I hurt so much?

Botox: Botox is indicated for true spasmodic torticollis and not much else will help. If you have failed meds, like nsaids, muscle relaxers, local injections, physical therapy and massage that would be the next step and it could last 3 months and you have to repeat it but it costs are high. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spasmodic torticollis?

What is the definition or description of: Spasmodic torticollis?

Severe neck spasm: 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. Often temporary, sometimes permanent. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

What is the best treatment for a spasmodic torticollis?

Botox: The use of Botox injection has revolutionized the are of torticollis. Injections into the muscle will overtime relax the muscle and improve the issue. ...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 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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Is torticollis the same as cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis? I have pain & spasms in neck and minor involuntary movemnt. Will it become worse?

Yes; Possibly.: Cervical dystonia is an imbalance in muscle activity of the neck muscles, which can cause abnormal postures or shaking. It is also known as torticollis or spasmodic torticollis. Most cases get slowly worse over time, though some cases have been reported of spontaneous improvement. Oral medicines and injections of Botox may be helfpul. ...Read more

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What oral medications can help spasmodic torticollis?

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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What to do if I have deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

What to do if I have deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

DBS does treat this: You can use DBS for spasmodic torticollis, if medial therapies are failing, including botox. Very effective (80%) for this condition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

Can you tell me about deep brain stimulation for spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

DBS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in extreme cases to treat dystonia. The surgery involves implanting electrodes into a region of the brain, the globus pallidus, to help reduce tone in the muscles which is causing the torticollis. The efficacy of the surgery is somewhat related to genetic factors and also related to how long a person has been symptomatic. More chronic cases are harder to treat. ...Read more

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Can deep brain stimulation surgery treat spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

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Can deep brain stimulation surgery treat spasmodic torticollis dystonia?

DBS: Yes, some benefit from the procedure, although it is used off-label. ...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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I have high levels of B12 and do not take supplements. Should I be concerned!

I have high levels of B12 and do not take supplements. Should I be concerned!

No.: Vitamins are usually available in fresh vegetables and Fruits. High Vit B12 is good. No need to take extra supplement. ...Read more

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My b12 level is over 2000 and I haven't had any kind of b12 supplement in 2 weeks. Should I be concerned?

My b12 level is over 2000 and I haven't had any kind of b12 supplement in 2 weeks. Should I be concerned?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your B12 level is about twice the normal limit. This in itself is not of concern. If you have been taking B12 supplements, you can safely quit doing that for a year. If you have any symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Can I take b12 supplements and co q10 together?

Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

I've taken it together before. Also I couldn't find any interactions.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

What vitamin supplement contains vitamin b12?

All multivitamins: Pretty much all the daily multivitamins contain vitamin b12. When you go to the pharmacy or grocery store, just read the label. You may also ask your pharmacist or doctor. ...Read more

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How much B12 is needed to supplement a vegan diet?

How much B12 is needed to supplement a vegan diet?

2.4 mcg: Assuming you are not otherwise B12 deficient, you need at least 2.4 mcg per day (more if pregnant). You can get this from pretty much any supplement containing b12. You should, however, get your blood tested to make sure you're not already deficient. If so, you can "catch up" before going on maintenance supplementation. Good job on going vegan. Now just make sure you take a B12 supplement. ...Read more

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I take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg for 5years should I supplement coq10 or b12?

I take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10mg for 5years should I supplement coq10 or b12?

No proven benefits: But some people feel better with co enzyme q10 & statin use. ...Read more

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Would I harm my body if i'd have a mthfr defect and supplement with normal B12?

Would I harm my body if i'd have a mthfr defect and supplement with normal B12?

MTHFR: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan. Blogspot. Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update. Html. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want to start taking vitamin B12 supplements and will that solve the issue?

What do you advise if I want to start taking vitamin B12 supplements and will that solve the issue?

SoWhat'sTheProblem??: IF the issue is a documented vitamin B12 deficiency. Then the issue is whether to take orally or by intramuscular shots or intra-nasally. That depends on if the stomach and intestines can allow absorption into the blood or not. That's usually a function of age (older: less likely; or other serious GI problems). Unless you've ingested cyanide, I don't think there is any other serious consideration ...Read more

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I am a vegetarian and I don't drink milk or have dairy products, so should I take a B12 supplement?

I am a vegetarian and I don't drink milk or have dairy products, so should I take a B12 supplement?

Absolutely: Vegetarianism is a moral choice, not one that actually promotes health. It is also extremely dangerous if you do not supplement. Get with a vegetarian-friendly physician or dietician who can guide you through the science and the disinformation. Vegetarians tend to become deficient in iron, calcium, vitamin D, and a few others. It's your health that's on the line. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...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 is tilted in one direction, while the chin is turned to the other. Torticollis may either be inherited or may arise from neck trauma or the ...Read more