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Annual reports and accounts

Listing of published Annual Reports and Accounts Read more

Become a volunteer

Volunteers make a huge contribution to the work of The Dystonia Society. Here are some of the ways you can get involved. Read more

Botulinum toxin: Managing swallowing difficulties

Botulinum toxin injections are an effective treatment and provide significant relief for the majority of people with dystonia who receive them. The advantage of botulinum toxin over ordinary medication is that the toxin can be targeted only at the muscles causing the dystonia. However, as with all medicines there are possible side effects. Read more

Causes of dystonia

The cause of dystonia is not fully understood. There appears to be a problem with the region of the brain called the basal ganglia. In most cases where dystonia appears in adults and some cases where it appears in children, there is no clear explanation for why this problem arises. Read more