Introduction: Dystonias


Dystonias: Muscle problems causing movement disorders

Dystonias: The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body. 1

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         Contents for Dystonias:

1. excerpt from NINDS Dystonias Information Page: NINDS

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