Sunday, May 22, 2011

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Cervical dystonia, also called spasmodic torticollis, is a painful condition in which your neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing your head to twist or turn to one side. Cervical dystonia can also cause your head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward.
A rare disorder that can occur at any age, even infancy, cervical dystonia most often occurs in middle-aged people, women more than men. Symptoms generally begin gradually and then reach a point where they don't get substantially worse.
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.
The muscle contractions involved in cervical dystonia can cause your head to twist in a variety of directions, including:
  • Chin toward shoulder
  • Ear toward shoulder
  • Chin straight up
  • Chin straight down
The most common type of twisting associated with cervical dystonia is when your chin is pulled toward your shoulder. Some people experience a combination of abnormal head postures. A jerking motion of the head also may occur.
Most people who have cervical dystonia also experience neck pain that can radiate into the shoulders. The disorder also can cause headaches. In some people, the pain from cervical dystonia can be exhausting and disabling.
In most cases of cervical dystonia, doctors don't know why some people develop the disorder and others don't. Some cases, however, appear to be linked to:
  • Head, neck or shoulder injuries
  • Certain drugs, notably specific antipsychotic or anti-nausea agents
Risk factors
Risk factors for cervical dystonia include:
  • Age. While the disorder can occur in people of any age, even children, it most commonly begins between the ages of 40 and 70.
  • Sex. Compared with men, women are nearly twice as likely to develop cervical dystonia.
  • Family history. If a close family member has cervical dystonia or some other type of dystonia, you are at higher risk of developing the disorder.
Some people who start out with cervical dystonia eventually develop similar symptoms in neighboring regions, such as the shoulder or face. However, cervical dystonia in middle age does not expand to wide areas of the body, as may occur in children.
The disability and pain that can be caused by cervical dystonia may result in depression.
Preparing for your appointment
While you might first discuss your symptoms with your family doctor, he or she may refer you to a neurologist — a doctor who specializes in disorders of the brain and nervous system — for further evaluation.
What you can do Because appointments can be brief, plan ahead and write a list that includes:
  • Detailed descriptions of your symptoms, including when they started and if anything makes them better or worse
  • Information about medical problems you've had in the past, such as strokes or head injuries
  • Information about the medical problems of your parents or siblings
  • All the medications and dietary supplements you take
  • Questions you want to ask the doctor
What to expect from your doctor In addition to conducting a physical exam, your doctor may also check your neurological health by testing your:new neck brace holds the head in a upright position ,

Inventor Shane Peters


  1. How does someone buy one of these Shane I am glad I found your blog. I have a friend without dystonia who is interested in the brace can you please email me
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    1. You can order a brace from or call 480-233-1566 for a discounted price!

  2. Hi Shane, I'm a runner who currently found that I have cervical Dystonia, How much is this? I'm looking for something I can wear when I run, something that won't choke me and that I can cover with a hoodie.

    1. It is very light weight and flexible. You will have no problem wearing this under your hoodie to go running. They are 129.99, but if you call 480-233-1566 you will receive a discounted price!

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