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Dystonia is a type of movement disorder that affects nerves, resulting in muscle spasms that can’t be controlled and are often painful. While there’s no cure, neurologists at Dignity Health Central California offer the latest treatments and therapies to ease symptoms and make daily life more comfortable.
If you or a loved one would like to meet with a trusted provider about dystonia treatment in Central California, Find a Doctor online that practices at a location near you.
Dignity Health Central California is dedicated to helping people with dystonia live better through clinical care and humankindness.
Treatment can vary, depending on the severity of dystonia symptoms and which part(s) of the body is affected. Dystonia can occur in a single area, such as the eyelids or fingers, or in muscle groups throughout the body.
Currently, treatments for dystonia include:
Each therapy and treatment has benefits and risks. Talk with your doctor about each one and whether you’re eligible for certain treatments. Some, such as botulinum toxin therapy, require follow-up care every few months. Others, including deep brain stimulation, may not be right for everyone.
Together with your doctor, you can plan a treatment strategy that focuses on your symptoms. The goal of dystonia treatment at Dignity Health Central California will be to improve your quality of life.