Clinical Neurosciences Center

Neurology - Dystonia


Dystonia is a neurologic movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle contractions, usually producing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. During voluntary movement, there is often activation of additional muscles not necessary for the intended movement. Dystonia can be focal, involving a single body region (e.g., cervical dystonia, writer’s cramp), multiple body regions (e.g., Meige syndrome or craniocervical dystonia), or can involve the entire body (i.e., generalized dystonia). Treatment options may include medications, botulinum toxin injections, or deep brain stimulation in certain cases.

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Support Group:

The UTAH DYSTONIA SUPPORT GROUP was created to offer both emotional and physical support to all those suffering from any form of dystonia along with family, friends, and caregivers. Click here for mor details.

Additional Resources:

WE MOVE (Worldwide Education & Awareness for Movement Disorders)

Dystonia Coalition

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Clinical Trials