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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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