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Is dystonia painful?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: It depends
Dystonia describes a form of muscle reaction where muscles cramp up or spasm in response to usual actions.
It can be very localized to throat or hand or feet or can be very generalized. In severe forms the spasms can be very painful. Mild forms are annoying and frustrating but not painful.

In brief: It depends
Dystonia describes a form of muscle reaction where muscles cramp up or spasm in response to usual actions.
It can be very localized to throat or hand or feet or can be very generalized. In severe forms the spasms can be very painful. Mild forms are annoying and frustrating but not painful.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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