What Is Cervical Dystonia?
Cervical Dystonia is a rare neurological disorder that originates in the brain.
What Causes Cervical Dystonia?
Most cases of isolated Cervical Dystonia do not have an underlying identifiable cause or trigger.
However, Cervical Dystonia in some cases is considered secondary.
The condition of Cervical Dystonia occurs as a consequence of another disorder or disease.
Example of underlying Cervical Dystonia diseases would be spasticity, Ataxia, or Parkinson’s Disease.
Signs and Symptoms of Cervical Dystonia
The NORD Organization states symptoms of cervical dystonia may begin slowly and can involve any of the muscles of the neck.
The head posture in cervical dystonia can vary.
The most common abnormal posture associated with cervical dystonia is the twisting of the chin toward a shoulder so that the head rotates sideways (torticollis).
Other abnormal postures include:
- anterocollis, in which the head tips forward
- retrocollis, in which the head is tilted backward
- laterocollis, in which the head tilts toward one side.
Symptoms of cervical dystonia vary over the course of the disorder.
Cervical dystonia symptoms may temporarily worsen with stress or excitement.
Is There A Cure For Cervical Dystonia?
There is no cure for Cervical Dystonia.
Botox is usually the first course of treatment.
Cervical Dystonia Medical Community
The medical community is not sure what causes Cervical Dystonia.
Cervical Dystonia is a rare disease that usually occurs in middle age people, forties, fifties.
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