Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia or Spasmodic Torticollis (neck) – Known as focal which affects only one part of the body

  • usually the neck is affected as laterocollis (head tilts to side), retrocollis (head tilts back) and as anterocollis (head tilts forward)
  • can affect the shoulders also
  • can cause neck pain, head turn or twisting, tremor or jerky head movements, muscle spasms or cramps, awkward postures and swallowing difficulties
  • botulinum toxin injections can help reduce spasms and medications such as Clonazepam may help relax the muscles
  • sensory tricks such as touching the chin can temporarily reduce the dystonic symptoms

More info: Virtual Medical Centre Cervical Dystonia

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