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Doctor insights on: Dysport Cervical Dystonia

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What is cervical dystonia?

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles.The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs.It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
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Dysport (Definition)

Dysport is a cosmetic injectable that greatly reduces the appearance of creases between the brows, on the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. It's temporary with results lasting approximately 3-4 months in most facial areas, and 2-3 ...Read more


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Is cervical dystonia curable with surgery?

Controllable: Controllable yes, curable no. Check with your neurologist for the best treatments. Options include medication, Botox injections, nerve ablation or deep brain stimulation. If your general neurologist finds this difficult have them send you to a movement disorder specialist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dystonia fused spinal facets... Any remedy?

Dystonia fused spinal facets... Any remedy?

Facet Treatments: Could consider facet injections for relief. If those provide relief but short-lived would recommend medial branch block radiofrequency ablation for more longer lasting relief. ...Read more

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Would a neuro cranial vertical distractor help with cervical dystonia ?????

Would a neuro cranial vertical distractor  help with cervical dystonia ?????

No consensus on this: There is anecdotal evidence that this device works in some patients in some conditions but only 1 study I'm aware of....I think it's very early to know for sure. You should talk it over carefully with your doctor before making a decision to purchase anything....unless they are willing to give you a money back guarantee! More questions? Write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can amphetamine usage cause cervical dystonia?

Can amphetamine usage cause cervical dystonia?

Yes but rare: Amphetamines, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) used primarily for adhd, can rarely cause cervical dystonia (also called spasmodic torticollis) all of which are fancy ways to say that you are getting an unusual degree of stiffness and muscle tightness in your neck. Some may be predisposed to have this problem and a different medication might be helpful without causing the problem. See your doctor for more help. ...Read more

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Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Paralyzis and hyperalgesia in one limb initiated 2 weeks after scoliosis surgery. sphincter incont Clonus. Spasticity. upper motor neuron lesion? why?

Postop complication: One has to worry about a delayed postoperative complication-significant!!!! Need to see operating surgeon . Potential causes would be hematoma(blood) compressing spinal cord or even a spinal cord lesion remote from operative site ...Read more

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Tardive generalized dystonia and tourette's. Any cures?

Tardive generalized dystonia and tourette's. Any cures?

Dystonia management: The primary management for dystonia is pharmacologic, using systemic medications. Drug classes most often used include dopamine depletors, anticholinergic drugs, serotonergics and calcium channel blockers. The local injections of Botox have been used to reduce muscle activity. ...Read more

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How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder, idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

How often does frozen shoulder lead to Parkinsons? Have frozen shoulder,  idiopathic cervical dystonia. Uncle (age 82), grandmother with Parkinsons.

Never: A frozen shoulder can come from many causes ... but it does not CAUSE a degenerative brain disease like Parkinson's disease, where the brain has trouble communicating with the muscles. You may wish to see a genetic counselor to assess your RISK of getting Parkinson's disease with two relatives having the illness. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Surgery alone? No: Assuming the diagnosis of cervicogenic headaches (CGH) is accurate then, the best treatment approaches are generally multifaceted and surgery typically is the final added element of any treatment plan. Have you otherwise tried a combination of medication, physical therapy, other non-drug interventions, and neck blocks? If not, then, I recommend you try those first before doing surgery. ...Read more

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Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Is botox effective for spasmodic dysphonia?

Yes: Botox is the leading treatment for spasmodic dysphonia. It is a temporary treatment that lasts 3-4 months but has been effectively used for 20+ years. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spinal fusion..?

A common procedure: Cervical spinal fusion for a herniated cervical disc is a common procedure done by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. There are certainly risks to the surgery, but in the proper hands the outcomes are excellent. You also need to evaluate the situation and ensure that the symptoms can be treated effectively with the fusion. ...Read more

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Why Cervical/Cranial Dystonia causes photophobia ?

Ask your provider: You may be experiencing migraine like headache cervical may translate to neck related cranial may translate to head related dystonia means abnormal tension Hope this helps ...Read more

Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

A condition characterized by persistent or intermittent muscle contractions that cause abnormal, often repetitive, movements, postures, or both. The movements are usually patterned and twisting, ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more