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What is dystonia?

Dystonia is the term used to describe uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms caused by incorrect signals from the brain. It is estimated to affect at least 70,000 people in the UK. There are a large number of different types of dystonia which affect people in widely differing ways. Unfortunately there is not yet a cure.

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What treatment is available?

Various treatments are available for dystonia. These will be determined by the type and severity of the particular condition.

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How do I live with dystonia?

Most people do manage to develop effective strategies for coping with the challenges that their condition brings. Successful treatments to lessen their symptoms, effective pain control and the acquisition of sensory ‘tricks’ all help to make social situations easier.

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Providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as dystonia


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    John Meredith met with Dawn Bowden AM last week on behalf of dystonia patients and members of The Dystonia Society. Read more

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