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What are the chances of a child with generalized dystonia affecting mainly the feet and legs developing other types of dystonia, like cervical dystonia?

What are the chances of a child with generalized dystonia affecting mainly the feet and legs developing other types of dystonia, like cervical dystonia?

Possibly: Generalized dystonia can progress to affect other areas. However, cervical dystonia appears to be specific and not necessarily caused by progression from the generalized form. A pediatric neurologist might be able to help with diagnosis and possible treatments. ...Read more

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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


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Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

Is the uncontrollable shaking & muscle spasm in my leg & foot dystonia? I have a Parkinsons

Dystonia: Dystonia is different than Parkinsons. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements may resemble a tremor. Dystonia is often initiated or worsened by voluntary movements, and symptoms may “overflow” into adjacent muscle ...Read more

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Generalized dystonia can affect neck and face too?

Generalized dystonia can affect neck and face too?

Possible: Early-onset generalized dystonia is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that begin in the limbs. Symptoms may spread from the site of onset, and cause twisting contractions of other parts of the body. ...Read more

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I'm now hypothyroid plus I had cataract surgery last year. Is generalized dystonia related or playing a role to all these medical conditions?

I'm now hypothyroid plus I had cataract surgery last year. Is generalized dystonia related or playing a role to all these medical conditions?

Recommendations: It is conceivable you possess a genetic disorder causing your problems, and best you find out what has prompted your multiple problems. ...Read more

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I have generalized dystonia from a birth injury. 3 years ago I had uveitis then cataract surgery. Is dystonia related to this?

I have generalized dystonia from a birth injury. 3 years ago I had uveitis then cataract surgery.    Is dystonia related to this?

More complex: You describe a possible genetic disorder or even an acquired problem superimposed on your birth injury. Uveitis and cataracts at the age of 26 is quite unusual and indicates a need to get your problems clearly and fully diagnosed. Get an appointment at a nearby medical school and find out why all of this has occurred. ...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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Can leg/foot numbness be caused by a cervical issue? I have C7 right nerve root compressed, but the last 2 days have had tingling in right leg/foot.

Can leg/foot numbness be caused by a cervical issue?  I have C7 right nerve root compressed, but the last 2 days have had  tingling in right leg/foot.

No: Not likely to be related. However, if the symptoms persist, the Dr. treating your neck can probably address your new problem. ...Read more

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Neurologist referred me for surgery for cervical & lumbar spinal srenosis. Symptoms are numbness in fingers, feet and leg. Can surgery reliefve?

Stenosis: In this country surgery is considered the definitive care for stenosis especially for cervical stenosis. Conservative care is traction and possibly cervical epidural steroids. Ultimately, want to do something before stenosis causes problems that will not be reversed by the surgery. Problem is predicting who will get worse and how fast. ...Read more

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Im feeling severe pain in the right pelvic area leading down to my entire foot and leg i did radiation therapy about 6 years ago for cervical cancer?

Im feeling severe pain in the right pelvic area leading down to my entire foot and leg i did radiation therapy about 6 years ago for cervical cancer?

Need medical ATTN: This is a serious problem needing further evaluation. There is a need to rule out recurrence of your cancer. There are several reasons for your pain symptoms and this will need a very thorough workup and imaging studies. Take time out for this as this is very important and please do not delay seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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