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Can dystonia go into remission and reappear?

Can dystonia go into remission and reappear?

Perhaps: If you are talking about "focal dystonia" which affects accomplished musicians, recovery is unlikely and will be prolonged...But it can improve with rehabilitation. It is essential to see a physician and therapist experienced in this arena...Not just an accomplished physician or therapist. ...Read more

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Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting.A condition or period n which something is remitted.It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more


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Can i go to the gym and lifts weights , I have cervical dystonia, are there restrictions , p?

See Below: Cervical dystonia is an involuntary spasm of the neck muscles resulting in abnormal movements and/or postures. Exercise is one of the first line treatments for this condition and often improves the symptoms. You may want to see a physical therapist to get educated specific exercies for this condition. ...Read more

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Having cervical dystonia, can I still go to the gym , can I lift weights or what can't i do?

Your primary tx : Provider who knows you and the specifics of your condition is the only person who can and should make such recommendations. While i was looking this up i did find that there's a new botulinum treatment for this condition that you may or may not have been given already. Even physical therapists before doing any work on someone with cervical dystonia are supposed to run you through a number of mobility tests in order to determine just how far they can go with the physical therapy. Therefore, no one other than your treatment provider will be able to advise you regarding your question. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more

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Are medications used to treat dystonia? 

Yes: Several different kinds of medications can be helpful with dystonias, depending on the type of dystonia. Neurologists and psychiatrists generally have the most expertise for helping with dystonias. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to cure dystonia?

What are the best ways to cure dystonia?

See below: In dystonia, your muscles contract involuntarily — causing uncontrollable repetitive or twisting movements of the affected body part. There are several options to treat this condition. Physical therapy is often used to help address the muscle spasms and restore normal range of motion. Botox injections can also be placed into the muscle the help it relax. ...Read more

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Someone explain to me what the symptoms of dystonia are?

Someone explain to me what the symptoms of dystonia are?

Involuntary movement: Dystonia symptoms will vary with type you have. Most frequently there is cramping, or tightening of muscles after heavy use or during stress. Handwriting may worsen after a line or so of writing, a foot may turn inward, head may turn as the neck muscles tighten. ...Read more

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What is dystonia? Is it a hereditary problem or something that just happens randomly?

Website: http://www.dystonia-foundation.org/pages/genetics/87.php is a good website that explains what it is and has answers on genetics. It can be random, precipitated by external causes (one person got it after a flu vaccine...She was detoxified and recovered). There is presently no cure according to the website. It can have multiple causes so i would seek chinese medicine help as well. ...Read more

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How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

How to diagnosis Dopamine respond dystonia?

Wise guy answer: I know this may seem like a wiseguy type of an answer to you but truthfully it is exactly to your point. The patient is given dopamine in the form of carbidopa levodopa usually and we see if the dystonia gets better. Hence, the name "dopamine responsive dystonia."some things in medicine are just that easy. Want to become a doctor? Cheers! ...Read more

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I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

I have a disorder called dystonia. What is cause?

Several: Dytonia can be hereditary or caused by other factors such as medication , birth-related, physical trauma, or even certain infections. In some cases dystonia can be spontaneous with no known cause. ...Read more

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What's the differences between dystonia and dyskinesia?

What's the differences between dystonia and dyskinesia?

Stiffness & movement: In a parkinson disease (pd) patient, these two conditions are related. Dystonia is a sustained muscle contraction with twisting. Dyskinesia is an involuntary movement. In pd, in a patient who is having fluctuations from levodopa, a patient can develop dyskinesias or dystonia. There are also tardive dyskinesias which are involuntary movements that develop following neuroleptic exposure. ...Read more

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What is paroxysmal dystonia?

Paroxysmal dystonia: is muscle spasms and abnormal body movements that only happen at specific moments of the body. Paroxysmal dystonias do not affect the mind or the senses. ...Read more

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What causes dystonia in the muscles?

It varies: Dystonia is a movement disorder that is typically caused by a problem with signals in the brain that affect movement. Some forms are caused by injury to a part of the brain called the basal ganglia (like stroke or cerebral palsy), others can be hereditary. Rarely it can be triggered by trauma. Some forms like cervical dystonia (torticollis or neck dystonia) are of unlcear cause. ...Read more

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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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Can yoga help with cervical dystonia ?

Can yoga help with cervical dystonia  
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Yes: Neck exercises be it in the firm of gentle yoga will definitely help. Please visit ISHA YOGA site and learn free ...Read more

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What's different between tics and dystonia?

Tic/Dystonia: Both are described as muscle contraction of different duration. Tics are of short duration and Dystonia are more sustained in duration and can affect one or several muscle groups. ...Read more

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Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Will tizanidine help control or reduce dystonia?

Sometimes: Zaneflex is indicated for muscle spasticity due to MS or spinal cord injuries. It has been found to help with dystonias (20%). The most commonly used muscle relaxant is baclofen. Side effects include sedation, infrequent tolerance, and dysphoria - depressive mood. ...Read more

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Is there no permanent cure for masseter dystonia?

I don't know: But there are other methods of approaching treatment. The body has amazing recuperative abilities. Have you seen a homeopathic practitioner? Homeopathy may offer some help as can acupuncture and chinese medicine. I would also look for a neuromuscular massage therapist. There is one in my area (florida) who is pretty amazing with many different problems. Diet changes can help too. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

A neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more