What is dystonia?

Dystonia is a movement disorder that results in muscle contractions.  Often painful, these contractions can result in involuntary movement and posture, as well as repetitive movements.

Where can dystonia occur?

Dystonia can occur in a focused area of the body or be generalized.  Common areas impacted by dystonia include:

  • neck
  • voice box
  • hands and limbs
  • jaw, lips or tongue


What causes dystonia?

No one really knows what causes dystonia, that said it can occur as a symptom of another medical issue such as:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Reactions to certain medications or heavy metal poisoning
  • And more

What should I do if I think I have dystonia?

Contact us to receive a full evaluation of your symptoms.  A full evaluation by a movement disorder physician ensures you will receive treatment specific to your symptoms.   With expertise in dystonia and treatments to relieve symptoms of dystonia, we are here to help you live life with less pain and more mobility.

As movement disorder physicians we are informed and able to access the most cutting edge treatment and resources to address dystonia and other movement disorder.