What Do I Need to Know About Cervical Dystonia?

Q:
What do I need to know about cervical dystonia?

A:
Cervical dystonia refers to the painful condition in which the head twists or turns in various directions involuntarily. The condition is also called spasmodic torticollis.

As for the cause, the head-turning is due to neck muscles contracting involuntarily. However, the cause of the involuntary neck-muscle-contracting is unknown.

In addition, there is no effective treatment for cervical dystonia.

 

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