Cervical Dystonia Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Cervical Dystonia? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the Mayo Clinic, Cervical dystonia (also called spasmodic torticollis) is a rare and painful disorder or condition which causes neck muscles contract involuntarily, resulting in the head twisting or turning to one side. Cervical dystonia can also cause the affected person’s head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward.

There is no cure for cervical dystonia. The disorder sometimes resolves without treatment, but sustained remissions are uncommon. Injecting botulinum toxin into the affected muscles often reduces the signs and symptoms of cervical dystonia. Surgery may be appropriate in a few cases.


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