Cervical Dystonia

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia, also called Spasmodic Torticollis is an uncommon neurological condition involving involuntary contractions of the neck muscles causing abnormal postures and movements of the head.  The condition seldom occurs in children and adolescents and more frequently develops during middle age.  The causes of the condition are unknown.

What are the common symptoms?

  • abnormal posture
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • headaches
  • a twitching motion of the head.

How is cervical dystonia treated?

There exists no known cure for Cervical Dystonia. However, injections of the botulinum toxin have been shown to reduce symptoms.

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