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What is "axial dystonia"?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Whole body problem

The body axis involves the center of the body and the ability to stand and maintain balance.
Dystonic problems that affect the center of the body and the balance can be considered as a form of axial dystonia. The patient can be thrown off balance and can fall or crash into walls and objects without much control. This form is dangerous and hard to treat, and may need deep brain stimulation.

In brief: Whole body problem

The body axis involves the center of the body and the ability to stand and maintain balance.
Dystonic problems that affect the center of the body and the balance can be considered as a form of axial dystonia. The patient can be thrown off balance and can fall or crash into walls and objects without much control. This form is dangerous and hard to treat, and may need deep brain stimulation.
Dr. William Goldie
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In brief: Affects mid line mus

When dystnia affects midline muscles near spine then it is called axial dystonia.

In brief: Affects mid line mus

When dystnia affects midline muscles near spine then it is called axial dystonia.
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
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