Dystonia

Uncontrollable muscle contraction which results in movement disorder in individuals is termed as dystonia.  The body parts twist involuntarily which results in repetitive movements or abnormal postures. One muscle, a muscle group, or the entire body may get affected due to dystonia. About 1% of the population gets affected by dystonia, and in which women are more affected than men. A "dragging leg", Cramping of the foot, Involuntary pulling of the neck, Uncontrollable blinking, and Speech difficulties are few symptoms of dystonia. There is no specific cause for dystonia. Depending upon the body part it affects dystonia is classified into many types such as generalized dystonia, Focal dystonia, multifocal dystonia, Segmental dystonia, Hemi dystonia.


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