4 doctors weighed in:
What are the different types of dystonia?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Slade Suchecki
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Primary & Secondary
Primary - originating from within the central nervous system to include brain injury.
Secondary - other causes to include medications.

In brief: Primary & Secondary
Primary - originating from within the central nervous system to include brain injury.
Secondary - other causes to include medications.
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Dr. Slade Suchecki
Thank
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Three types
Most cases fall into three different types.
There is focal where just a very specific area of muscle activity is involved. This can be fingers, neck, throat, foot, etc. Then there is regional where specific motor functions are involved such as inability to open jars or button clothes or turn knobs or throw a ball, etc. Then there is generalized where the whole body goes rigid and into spasm.

In brief: Three types
Most cases fall into three different types.
There is focal where just a very specific area of muscle activity is involved. This can be fingers, neck, throat, foot, etc. Then there is regional where specific motor functions are involved such as inability to open jars or button clothes or turn knobs or throw a ball, etc. Then there is generalized where the whole body goes rigid and into spasm.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors