About dystonia Types of dystonia How will it affect my life? You may need to find ways to adapt and might have to learn new ways to complete everyday tasks. However, it is possible to live well with the condition and Dystonia UK is here to support you through all stages including initial onset, diagnosis, finding treatment and beyond. You may find these coping techniques helpful: Some people find the symptoms of lower limb dystonia may occur while walking forwards but improve or disappear when walking backwards. Some individuals may be able to temporarily lessen symptoms with a ‘sensory trick’ to another part of the body, such as gently touching the face or head.