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: Applying light pressure to points on your neck or face, such as the chin, back of the head, neck, cheek or upper face. The touch is usually (but not always) more effective on the side of the head with the dystonia. Reclining or sitting with head support.