What is cervical dystonia?

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What is cervical dystonia?
« on: 06/12/2007 21:02:56 »
Apart from being a pain in the neck (because I don't know the answer), what is this condition?
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What is cervical dystonia?
« Reply #1 on: 06/12/2007 21:15:47 »
Spasmodic torticollis is a neurological movement disorder causing the neck to involuntarily turn to the left, right, upwards, and/or downwards. The condition is also referred to as "cervical dystonia".

Retrocollis is a spasmodic torticollis drawing the head backward. It may be seen in cases using dopamine-blocking neuroleptics. Adolescents and young adults are more susceptible compared to middle-aged and older individuals.







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What is cervical dystonia?
« Reply #2 on: 06/12/2007 21:16:13 »
Hi Chris,

"distonia cervicale" in italian is a sort of synonimous for torcicollo, i.e. stiff neck.

As usual, hypothetical causes are countless and the whole thing seems to be a mystery, classified together with other 'dystonias'.