Abdominal wall Dystonia is also known as Belly Dancer’s dyskinesia is uncontrollable and often painful muscle contractions in the abdomen. Symptoms vary but usually consist of writhing movements and contractions of the abdominal muscles. These movements can not be voluntarily suppressed. Abdomen dystonia is believed to be caused by incorrect messages from the brain to the muscles. It is a neurological movement disorder and should be referred to a neurologist specialising in movement disorders.
Truncal dystonia is uncontrollable and often painful muscle contractions in the trunk which may cause unusual stretching, bending or twisting of the trunk. Truncal dystonia is believed to be caused by incorrect messages from the brain to the muscles. It is a neurological movement disorder and should be referred to a neurologist specialising in movement disorders.
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Last reviewed 2011
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