Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological disorder which affects approximately 30 to 50 in every 100,000 people worldwide.1 Characterized by sustained muscle contractions causing twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures, dystonia muscle spasms can be painful and interfere with day-to-day activities. The exact cause of Dystonia is not fully understood. It is believed that the portion of the brain called the basal ganglia, which controls movement, is not functioning properly or has been damaged in dystonia patients.