Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that results in sustained or repetitive muscle contractions. This can lead to twisting, repetitive movements and abnormal fixed postures.
It can occur in any muscle and in many cases, has a tendency to spread to other muscles or muscle groups. For many people who suffer from dystonia, the extra load these tight muscles place on joints and affected tissue can cause significant pain. Cervical Dystonia (also known as Spasmodic Torticollis) is specific type of dystonia that affects the neck and sometimes the shoulder.
About This Condition
Causes of Dystonia
Types of Dystonia
Symptoms of Dystonia
How We Can Help
Through advanced testing, we are able to determine the source of the signal disruption between these areas of the brain, retrain them appropriately, reducing hyper-excitation of the muscle(s), returning it to its normal position. Essentially, we are retraining patterns that have been altered for one reason or another, restoring normal communication and control.
The team of Functional Neurologists at Integrated Brain Centers are experts in helping patients of all ages suffering from concussion and brain injuries.