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FDA Approves Xeomin® A Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox)To Treat Cervical Dystonia by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 05 Oct 2010 2:11pm Dystonia has been a hard to diagnose disease at times and other times can be confused with other disorders.  The link below goes back a short post on how Botox gave a grandmother her voice back.  In addition deep brain stimulation has been used to treat dystonia and now it appears Botox may even be a simpler treatment and the FDA has a ... Read on »
Article About a Young Woman Who Has Dystonia by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Fri 02 Jul 2010 12:00am The following is a fact sheet about Dystonia: http://www.aans.org/en/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Dystonia.aspx Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: task-specific focal dystonia by nih.gov Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 9:40am On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed December 2012 What is task-specific focal dystonia? Task-specific focal dystonia is a movement disorder tha ... Read on »
Stories From Patients Who Receive Botox Shots for Cervical Dystonia by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 2:04pm The following is a link to the Botox website. Patients discuss their experiences with receiving Botoxinjections for the treatment of Cervical Dystonia. I have been receiving these injections every 3-6 months. While it helps, it is not a cure for CD. As, there is not yet a cure for this dsorder. For some, the twisting and pain caused by CD is less ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: dopa-responsive dystonia by nih.gov Posted Wed 16 May 2012 4:44pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2012 What is dopa-responsive dystonia? Dopa-responsive dystonia is a disorder that involves involunta ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: hypermanganesemia with dystonia, polycythemia, and cirrhosis by nih.gov Posted Wed 31 Oct 2012 1:34pm (often shortened to HMDPC) On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed October 2012 What is HMDPC? Hypermanganesemia with dystonia, polycythemia, a ... Read on »
Deep Brain Stimulation for Dystonia and Parkinson’s Disease and More? by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sat 21 Feb 2009 10:29pm This is an amazing new area and there are real success stories.  We all do wonder though where will the future lie with this technology.  After watching what DBS does for Parkinson's and Dystonia, it’s a miracle.  There are also more videos on You Tube that show individuals turning off the device and they immediately revert back to where they wer ... Read on »
Is it Dystonia or a Hoax? by ChyvonneB Facebook Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:02pm Is the story about Desiree Jennings, the cheerleader who got Dystonia from the Flu Vaccination a hoax? There are stories circulating that this young woman does not actually have Dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily. Often, doctors are not able to pinpoint the exact cause of the disorder. ... Read on »
Dystonia - Of Health and Horror by Anthony R. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 4:47pm Original photo at http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritchild/42394868/ It is still believed that aswangs (a sort of a vampire, see photo above) circle in abundance in Capiz and its neighboring provinces in Panay Island. Where did the stories come from and do they have a factual basis? Well, the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital has conduc ... Read on »