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Generalized Dystonia Affecting Feet Legs Developing Other Types Cervical
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have cervical stenosis . Recently I have electric like jolts of pins and needles in arms , hands , legs and feet, when i look down . ?
See below: You need to see a doctor and get evaluated and treated. The stenosis may be compressing your spinal cord. Seek medical attention ! ...Read more