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What is Dystonia?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Jun 28, 2011
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The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures. The movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle; a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck; or the entire body.


Those with dystonia usually have normal intelligence and no associated psychiatric disorders.


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