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Organs Affected By Dystonia
What can cause dystonia? My hands are mostly affected with it. It's slowly occurring more frequently, atleast twice a week now. Should i be concerned?
Many possbilities: There are many possible causes of dystonia. Some are genetic, some are "secondary, " which means they are caused by something else, including possibly a side effect of other medications. You should see a neurologist, possibly a movement disorder specialist, to see if the movements you're having are actually dystonia and to discuss causes and treatments. ...Read more
I have severe dystonia to the point every muscle in my body is affected and I cannot move. Im from Connecticut what should I do? No-one will treat me they all say it's psychological but it's not :-(
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
I am a 17 yr. Old girl & have been diagnosed with peripheral dystonia mainly affecting my right arm/shoulder. How quickly can I get my strength back?
Can not answer: Without knowing full details about your case and authenticity of diagnosis i can not answer your question. Best option is to go to movement disorder specialists at mt. Sinai or columbia university hospital in nyc for 2nd. Opinion. Assuming that diagnosis is correct Botox injections may possibly help. ...Read more
Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain (esp. The basal ganglia areas) from stroke, head injury, toxic exposure, certain diseases, and other causes, but for many (esp. Most adults who develop dystonia) there is no clear cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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