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This treatment involves the injection of medications directly into the affected muscles.
There are many medications that are commonly used to treat dystonia. No single drug works for every individual, and several trials of medications may be necessary to determine which is most appropriate for you. Most of the medications used to treat dystonia work by affecting the neurotransmitter chemicals in the nervous system that execute the brain’s instructions for muscle movement and the control of movement.1
Surgeries such as rhizotomy and pallidotomy involve the destruction or removal of certain parts of the brain (pallidotomy) or the cutting of nerves in the spinal cord (rhizotomy).
DBS may be an option for the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalised and/or segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), lack of success managing symptoms with medication and are 7 years of age or above.
DBS is a brain stimulation therapy that offers an adjustable, reversible method of treatment for dystonia. The treatment uses an implanted medical device, similar to a pacemaker, to deliver electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas of the brain.
DBS Therapy may help control some symptoms of dystonia, including involuntary movements, but, it is not a cure. Symptoms will return when the system is turned off.
Oral Medications. Dystonia Medical Research Foundation. dystonia-foundation.org. Accessed February 28, 2017.
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