Articles for tag: Deep Brain Stimulation, Dystonia, Torticollis

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Dystonia : Involuntary Muscle Movement

Dystonia is neurological involuntary movement disorder, in which a muscle (focal dystonia) or group of muscles contract (segmental dystonia), causing twisting body motions, tremors and repetitive abnormal postures or movements. Sometimes this disorder causes pain and affects any part of the body including the arms, trunk, neck, eyelids, face and vocal cards. In 1911, Herman ...

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Living with Spasmodic Torticollis

What is spasmodic torticollis? Spasmodic torticollis (ST) is characterized by contractions of the neck muscles that control the movement and position of the head. ST is also referred to its shortened name “torticollis”, and also “cervical dystonia”. ST is caused by a dysfunction in the brain, which causes the head to be pulled backward or ...

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FDA Approves Neupro Patch for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a debilitating illness that results from the loss of dopamine- producing brain cells. The disease affects more than 1.5 million people Americans, with around 60,000 new cases diagnosed each year. What is a timely celebration of the National Parkinson Foundation’s 50th anniversary where “Hope is Golden,” the U.S. Food and Drug ...