Cervical dystonia can be a painful condition, but there is no need to endure this pain for a long period of time. Modern medical treatments for this condition can considerably improve the patient’s quality of life.
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Cervical dystonia is a condition whereby the neck muscles begin to contract and cause pain. As a result, the patient’s head involuntarily begins to tilt. It can also twist to the left or right. Most commonly, the patient’s neck twists so far round that their chin is next to their shoulder and they are unable to move it from this position. Sometimes, a patient’s neck muscles contract to the extent that they cannot lift their ear from their shoulder. In rare cases, the patient’s neck muscle spasms create an involuntary head jerking motion.
Cervical dystonia is considered a rare disease that mostly affects middle-aged people, especially women. It is still not known why cervical dystonia starts to develop. It is believed that a genetic predisposition is a precipitating factor. In some cases, previous injuries of the neck and shoulders can contribute to the development of cervical dystonia. Usually this disease becomes apparent with an unpleasant feeling in the neck, which gradually becomes more and more painful. At some point, the pain ceases to get any worse and appears only when the patient moves their neck and shoulders. Although this disease cannot be fully cured, there are many medical treatments that can completely eliminate the symptoms. Cervical dystonia affects approximately 1% of the world population.