Dystonia involves involuntary sustained muscle contractions and sometimes painful and sever spasms leading to abnormal movements and body posture. It is a neurological disorder that affects movement and tending not to affect other functions of the brain. Focal dystonias is the most common form, this affect only one part of the body although there are a range of dystonias that can affect multiple areas of the body.
Dystonia symptoms can also include tremors, voice problems and can include dragging of the foot. Symptoms often start in childhood but are also know to begin in the late teens or early adulthood. Some dystonia cases tend to worsen over time.
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Registered charity Action for Dystonia offers, diagnosis, education and research information about the condition. Includes dystonia definitions, news and related links.
Offers dystonia research details, news and events. Includes living with dystonia facts and investigate complementary therapies.
Official facts and related links about dystonia with details of treatments to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain.
Explains the types of dystonia, how common it is and what causes it. Includes treatment details, diagnosis and offers information leaflets.