What Causes Cervical Dystonia?
Cervical dystonia can be genetic but you can develop the issue without a family history of the disease. The primary risk factors for cervical dystonia are your age, gender, and family history. In some cases, this can be associated with trauma.
How Is Cervical Dystonia Diagnosed?
Your doctor will review your symptoms and medical history before examining your neck, head, shoulders, and spine. They will ask about any medications that you take regularly and review other lifestyle factors. Testing may include X-rays and MRI.
How Is Cervical Dystonia Treated?
While there’s no cure for cervical dystonia, your neurologist at OrthoNeuro can provide treatments to relieve muscle spasms, pain, and tremors.
Depending on your needs, your doctor may recommend any of the following therapies: