What is Dystonia?
Dystonia is a movement disorder that makes it hard for someone to control their muscles. It can cause parts of the body to spasm, tremor, twist and form abnormal positions.
It is not clear why some people get dystonia, but it may happen because of a chemical imbalance in the brain. It can be genetic, but it can also happen after things like a brain injury.
Dystonia can happen in anyone at any age. There are several types of dystonia and it can be limited to a certain area of the body, such as the face or eyes, or it can be more widespread.
There is no cure for dystonia, but it can be treated with medication, muscle relaxant injections, or surgery, depending on the type of dystonia and how severe it is.
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Last reviewed: November 2022