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Dystonia is a neurologic movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle contractions, usually producing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures or positions. Almost all dystonic movements share a directional quality that is typically sustained, sometimes for an instant, as well as a consistency and predictability Dystonia movements are directional, forcing the involved body part or region into an abnormal position, which is consistently present.
Refers to several conditions, many of them neurodegenerative, that prevent normal movement. Some are characterized by either lack of movement (bradykinesia, hypokinesia, etc) or excessive movement (chorea, athetosis, dystonia, tremor). Besides Parkinson's, other conditions often defined as movement disorders include essential tremor, multiple system atrophy, progressive supranuclear palsy, Huntington's disease, Tourette's syndrome and cerebral palsy.
Dystonia as related to Movement Disorders
- Dystonia | Disorders | The Movement Disorder Society – MDS
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society ... Movement Disorders position paper: Phenomenology and classification of dystonia: A consensus update …
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
What is dystonia? Dystonia is a disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause slow repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
- Parkinsons Movement Disorder Institute, Dystonia ...
The Parkinson's & Movement Disorder Institute. The area of movement disorders includes problems such as tremor, Parkinson's disease and Parkinsonian syndromes ...
- Movement Disorders Overview - HealthCommunities.com
Movement disorders are neurological conditions that affect the speed, fluency, quality, and ease of movement. Including tics, Tourette's syndrome, dystonia ...
- Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration ...
The Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration offers the highest level of integrated, interdisciplinary care for patients with movement and neuropsychiatric ...
- Movement Disorders: MedlinePlus
Movement disorders can be caused by nerve diseases, autoimmune diseases, infections and more. Many movement disorders are inherited.
- Dystonia Treatment at the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders ...
Dystonia, including Focal Dystonia, Segmental Dystonia, Multifocal Dystonia, and Generalized dystonia, are neurological muscle weakness movement disorders.
- Movement Disorders - MedLink
Browse Articles, recent Forum and News posts, Patient Handouts, External Resources, and Featured Images and Videos concerned with movement disorders.
- St. Luke's - Movement Disorders
St. Luke’s Center for Neuroscience specializes in the treatment of movement disorders.
- Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders - Northwestern ...
Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is dedicated to providing innovative and multidisciplinary care for patients, caregivers, family, healthcare ...