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My neighbor has difficulties in writing, perhaps it's writer's cramp/dystonia. What do you suggest for treatment?

My neighbor has difficulties in writing, perhaps it's writer's cramp/dystonia. What do you suggest for treatment?

Overuse Syndrome: If this is an acute problem then the treatment is complete rest of the muscles that are not working well. If this is a chronic problem then getting to a hand specialist is the next step. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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I get foot and hand cramps, I might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

I get foot and hand cramps, I might have dystonia. What tests will a neurologist do to diagnose. Age 23 male?

Examine you: Dystonia is a class of movement disorders characterized by involuntary movements, tremors, or spasms. The causes of these disorders include medications, genetics, or degenerative or traumatic brain injuries. The most important test that your neurologist will do is a careful physical exam. Tests in addition to this should be considered only they improve your treatment in some way. ...Read more

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What is torsion dystonia with phycogenic movement? Is it neurologic or phycological? What treatment is available

What is torsion dystonia with phycogenic movement? Is it neurologic or phycological? What treatment is available

? psychogenic ?: Torsion dystonia is a muscle disorder that can occur from many causes. It can occur in degenerative disorders such as parkinsonism, huntington disease, wilsons, etc. It can occur due to medication effects especially major tranquilizers. It can be just an episodic event in some your people without definable cause. It can be either the cause for or the result of emotional stress. ...Read more

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Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and I need some alternative treatment.

Would phenol injection work on cervical dystonia? I'm on Botox for so many years and I need some alternative treatment.

See university MD: Phenol and surgery are permanent changes to your nervous system, with all the potential benefits and potential risks of that. "Cervical dystonia", originally reserved for patients with torticollis or a basal ganglion dystonic disorder, has been "popularized" to include patients with tension headaches and stress-induced muscle spasm (profitable therapy). See university MD to look for justified Rx. ...Read more

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I am taking Tegretol for Dystonia(4x200mg). Its getting better slowly. Does exist a limit time when I should give up on the treatment?

I am taking Tegretol for Dystonia(4x200mg). Its getting better slowly. Does exist a limit time when I should give up on the treatment?

3 months: If your symptoms are improving slowly, please continue the medication prescribed for at least three months or until it is clear your improvement has plateaued at which point you should speak further your physician. ...Read more

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Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. But I'm from Russia.

Have a successful experience in the treatment of vegetative vascular dystonia? I want to cure this disease. But I'm from Russia.

Sorry, but...: Vegetative-vascular dystonia is not recognized as a disease or syndrome in the West. It simply doesn't exist here as a concept. Most doctors over here have never heard of it, and to those few who have, it's one of those odd things the Russians have thought up that no one else takes seriously.???????????????????????????????????????! Good luck finding an answer to your problem. ...Read more

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Dealing with cervical dystonia for about 4 years now. Physical therapy at first then boron injections. Didn't work. Could medical mj help?

Possibly: Sounds like you have given a good try at a very mysterious problem. Many sufferers of this seem to find relief from neurologists or neurosurgeons using Botox or surgery ...Read more

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What is dystonia and what causes it? Started lithium therapy 3 weeks ago and developed involuntary muscle movements mostly in back and all torso 2 weeks later. Lithium level still below therapeutic, now stopped med 3 days ago

What is dystonia and what causes it? Started lithium therapy 3 weeks ago and developed involuntary muscle movements mostly in back and all torso 2 weeks later.  Lithium level still below therapeutic, now stopped med 3 days ago

Hello. : Hello. Dystonia is a movement disorder which can cause painful involuntary muscle contractions involving one or more muscles. There can be a genetic predisposition for dystonia or it can be due to disease. There are many medications which can can cause dystonia — lithium is one of them. Please talk with your doctor about stopping lithium and your side effects. ...Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. ...Read more

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My niece has dystonia, and as a result, she can't move or open her eyes. Any recommended treatments for her?

My niece has dystonia, and as a result, she can't move or open her eyes. Any recommended treatments for her?

Oculoplastic surgeon: Although dystonia can limited any or all muscle movement, in certain instances there can be help available. If your niece cannot open her eyes, it is possible to perform a porcedure to allow them to open further. The danger is that the eyes will not be able to close well. It is worth at least speaking with an oculoplastic surgeon and her specialist as well. ...Read more

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What are treatments for dystonia(?

Multiple: Medications: trihexyphenidyl, benztropine. If early onset- levodopa/carbidopa; tetrabenazpine.
Botox treatments.
Surgery: deep brain stimulation, lesion surgery.
Physical and speech therapy.
Sensory tricks. ...Read more

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I've suffer from dystonia plus dyskinesia sympstoms since I was born. Is there many therapy for me?

Dystonia and dyskine: Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. If the cause cannot be treated, there are medications to help your abnormal movements. ...Read more

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Would physical therapy be beneficial in treating cervical dystonia in addition to botox?

Certainly: But it really depends on how longstanding the dystonia has been present and the amount of fibrosis that will determine the extent if relief achieved with Botox and pt. ...Read more

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Can cupping therapy help with cervical dystonia?

Can't hurt to try.: Cupping is a long used treatment. Although it has theoretical benefits for pain it has not been studied for dystonia. It won't hurt to try.

A trained neuromuscular therapist in conjunction with botulism injections are more traditional and proven treatments. ...Read more

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Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Aftr 9 mnths of TB meningitis my 22 yrs old fiancee stil feels terrible pain during her physical therapy of legs? She HS mild dystonia of right nd mild hemiparesis of left, taking baclofen+tizanidine

Neuropathy/neuralgia: Your fiancé has suffered a serious neurological condition. Clearly at nine months she is still working through significant neurologic deficits –hemiparesis, spasm and pain. Baclofen and tizanidine are primarily for spasms. Additional pain related medications include Neurontin or lyrica (pregabalin). She should be under neurologic care and treatment – hopefully already is. Avoid narcotics as possible. ...Read more

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What is the way to possible to cure writers cramp?

What is the way to possible to cure writers cramp?

Over use: If referring to writer's cramp (versus writer's block) consider typing vice handwriting. This will help with overuse. ...Read more

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Suffering from writers cramp. Please suggest remedy.

Suffering from writers cramp.
Please suggest remedy.

Rest: Just rest the hand, drink plenty of fluids, and maybe Ibuprofen 400 mg. Ask your doctor if there's any reason you can't take ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What can I do for writers cramp / repetitive strain injury?

What can I do for writers cramp / repetitive strain injury?

See below: Riice — rest, ice from the activity, ibuprofen, compression with protective gear like ace wraps or temp splints, and elevation is alway a good idea for inflammatory processes and injuries. If severe, seek medical care. ...Read more

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What is writers cramp and how can it be treated?

What is writers cramp and how can it be treated?

Writer's: Cramp is cramping muscles in the HAND due to excessive long term writing . I thought it was EXTINCT!! (since the advent of the typrwriter/word processor/computer!!!!!!! ...Read more

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Horrible cramps. Suggestions? What is the treatment for that?

Menstrual cramps?: There are a number of things you can help with cramps. Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. Acupuncture and acupressure are really effective as well. See below. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Ayurvedic treatment for von hippel lindau disease?

Questionable: Others might disagree, and certainly ayurvedic treatment can be used along with other things if it makes you feel better, but I would concentrate on traditional treatments and diagnoses for this very serious syndrome ...Read more

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Which is the preferred Ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement?

Which is the preferred Ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement?

Ayurveda: Although I have little experience with this, it appears that gokshura, gudochi and shilajith are the recommended therapies for an enlarged prostate. Make sure not to diagnose yourself. There are other non-prescription supplements that are effective at managing BPH once you are sure that is your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for cramps while playing soccer?

Is there an effective treatment for cramps while playing soccer?

Stay hydrated: Most cramps are from dehydration try to drink up and eat a banana to keep your potassium up drinks lots of water and stretch prior to warm up your muscles same as you warm up a car in winter. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

I have been experiencing from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy.?

Hand surgeon?: This is a very rare and off label indication for the use. Improper injection technique could lead to hand malfunction. See certified hand surgeon first. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy. Is this necessary?

I have been suffering from "writers cramp". Doctors have prescribed botox injection as remedy. Is this necessary?

Probably not: Botox work by weakening muscle function. I don't really see how weakening the muscle will help unless you weaken the hand so much that you are unable to write. A splint would be a more effective and much cheaper solution. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis??

Ayurvedic treatment for ulcerative colitis??

Fecal transplant: While not ayurvedic, fecal transplant is a natural and non-invasive way to treat many colon diseases that is widely seen as one of the most effective remedies available. ...Read more

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Could I cure my period by Ayurvedic treatment?

Periods at 51: If by curing your period you mean having normal monthly periods, then any treatment that addresses and improves your general health will extend the lifespan of your ovaries, so yes Ayurvedic treatment can help. However around 51 many women enter menopause, so the estrogen production from the ovary declines gradually and then stops — when that happens your periods will stop. ...Read more

Dr. Chan Hwang
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Dystonia (Definition)

A neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle ...Read more