Category Archives: DYSTONIA

DYSTONIA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION SUMMARY

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma damages to the brain. TBI can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. TBI is associated with various neurological symptoms, often including dystonia and other movement disorders. Signs and Symptoms • Symptoms […]

DYSTONIA NEUROIMAGING

The brain can be the victim of numerous pathologies, including malignant tumors, strokes, infection, head injuries, disease, and dystonias. We will discuss the more common pathologies, as well as those that are uncommon, but may prove to be interesting. Diseases of the Brain As the space in this section will not allow for an all-inclusive […]

ATHLETE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DYSTONIA

“Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract or spasm involuntarily. This disorder is caused by a defect in the mechanisms that allow muscles to relax when they are not in use. The muscle spasms distort the body into awkward, irregular and uncomfortable positions. There are different forms of dystonia, some […]