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Can dystonia affect muscles such as the heart or diaphragm, or other organs?

Can dystonia affect muscles such as the heart or diaphragm, or other organs?

No.: Dystonias manifest as abnormal posturing, pain, cramps, or smacking. They do not directly affect the heart or diaphragm. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more


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Can cervical dystonia ever just stop affecting you?

There is no cure: Cervical dystonia is a disorder that can occur at any age. It is very painful condition in which your neck muscles spasm involuntarily. There is no cure, but in some cases dystonia resolves without treatment. You can try Botox injections for the relief of spasms. ...Read more

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After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

After years of having dystonia, is the skeletal system affected in any way?

Dystopia: Yes, dystopia does affect the skeletal system if it is severe enough to affect weight bearing exercise and normal movement there will be a decrease in bone density similar to bone loss seen in other conditions affecting normal a. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 :-(

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 :-(

Dystonia see neurolo: If this is dytonia see neurology. It does not sound exactly like dystonia. We see this type of widespread pain with fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and see a rheumatologist for confirmation ...Read more

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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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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

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What is dystonia?

Muscle contractions: Dystonia is a disorder where involuntary muscle contractions result in slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures. It can effect individual muscles, groups of muscles or the muscles throughout the body. ...Read more

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Who gets dystonia? 

Who gets dystonia? 

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 more

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Is dystonia painful?

It can be.: Dystonias can be both painful and scary, especially when they first start and are unexpected. They essentially are like a severe muscle cramp that goes on and on. ...Read more

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