What is Dystonia? Dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by sustained or intermittent muscle contractions causing abnormal, often, repetitive movements, postures, or both. The movements are typically twisting and turning movements or [...]
What is Hemifacial Spasm? Involuntary twitching movement of facial muscles due to compression of the facial nerve.
What is Cervical Dystonia? Cervical Dystonia is characterized by abnormal head and neck postures. These occur due to involuntary, sustained, or repetitive neck muscle contractions.
What is Blepharospasm? Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia characterized by repetitive, sustained contractions of the muscles around the eyes and eyebrows. This results in involuntary eye closure.
Treatment of Cervical Dystonia Treatment is aimed at reducing symptoms and as a result improving quality of life. The ﬁrst goal is usually to improve the abnormal head position and jerky movements of the head and [...]
Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia Deep brain stimulation refers to implanting electrodes into speciﬁc areas of the brain and hooking the electrodes up to pacemaker-like devices in order to send signals into the brain [...]