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Cervical Dystonia (Spasmodic Torticollis)

  • Cervical dystonia is also known as spasmodic torticollis.

  • Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia that affects the neck and sometimes the shoulders.

  • Symptoms include involuntary contracting of the neck muscles, causing abnormal movements and awkward posture of the head and neck.

  • The movements may be sustained (“tonic”), jerky (“clonic”), or a combination.

  • Cervical dystonia may result in considerable pain and discomfort.

  • Treatments may...

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