Cervical Dystonia

WHAT IS CERVICAL DYSTONIA?

Cervical dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a rare neurological disorder that originates in the brain. Cervical dystonia is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions in the neck that cause abnormal movements and postures of the neck and head. In some cases, these abnormal contractions may be sustained or continuous; in others, they may be present as spasms that can resemble tremor.

WHAT CAUSES CERVICAL DYSTONIA?

Cervical dystonia is a disturbance in the balance of chemicals in the brain believed to be caused by incorrect messages being sent from the brain to the muscles.

Types of Neck Dystonia (Cervical);

Anterocollis – to be pulled forward

Rotational Collis – to remain upright but be turned

Laterocollis – sideways, toward either shoulder

Retrocollis – to be pulled backwards

HOW WE CAN HELP

Injection therapy is used to reduce the excess muscle activity caused by dystonia.
Injection therapy into the affected muscles often reduces the signs and symptoms to effectively relax excessive muscle contraction.
Treatment may be repeated as often as every three months.

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