Dystonia is a range of movement disorders that involve involuntary movements and extended muscle contractions. There may be twisting body movements, tremor, and unusual or awkward postures.
Dr. Sanjiv C C is the Best Doctor for Dystonia Treatment in Bangalore also a Consultant Neurologist in Bangalore, specializing in Parkinson's Disease and related movement disorders.
Dystonia is a neurological condition, affecting the brain and nerves. However, it does not impact cognitive abilities (intelligence), memory, and communication skills.
The symptoms of dystonia vary from mild to severe and can impact different parts of the body. The early symptoms include:
Dystonia is classified based on two main factors that include the part of the body affected and the underlying cause.
1. Based on the body part affected:
2. Based on the underlying cause:
Botulinum Toxin: Botulinum injections are considered as the most effective therapy for dystonia. Dr. Sanjiv C C injects the toxin into the affected muscles and provides temporary improvement in the body posture. These are injected for every three to four months.
Medications: Your doctor may prescribe certain drugs that affect the action of neurochemical transmitters. These drugs include carbidopa-levodopa, trihexyphenidyl, benztropine, tetrabenazine, diazepam, clonazepam, and baclofen.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS): Your doctor may suggest DBS when the medications do not alleviate the symptoms. It is a surgical procedure that involves implantation of electrodes into the specific brain regions that regulate the muscular movements.