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What's the treatment for dystonia?

Doctors use a variety of therapies, including medications, surgery, physical therapy, splinting, stress management, and biofeedback based upon specific symptoms. The goal of treatment is to reduce or eliminate muscle spasms and pain. If the dystonia is a reaction to a certain drug, treatment usually stops the episode without recurrence. The current treatment of choice for focal dystonia is Botulinum toxin injections into the affected muscles.

More information on dystonia

What is dystonia? - Dystonia is a movement disorder in which involuntary, sustained muscle contractions cause the muscles to freeze in the middle of an action.
What causes dystonia? - Dystonia is caused by overactivity in the brain, particularly in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and cerebral cortex.
What're the symptoms of dystonia? - Symptoms of dystonia include deterioration in handwriting and frequent writer's cramp. Other symptoms include foot cramps.
What's the treatment for dystonia? - Treatments for dystonia include medications, surgery, physical therapy, splinting, stress management.
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