A collection of rare, degenerative, neurological disorders which are characterized by epilepsy, cognitive impairment, myoclonus and progressive ataxia is known as Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica.
The onset of the disorder generally occurs in early adulthood. The tremor may start in one extremity and later spread to involve the whole voluntary muscular system. Usually, arms get more affected that legs. In some cases, the condition also occurs because of mitochondrial abnormalities.
Treatment of Dyssynergia Cerebellaris Myoclonica is symptomatic. Myoclonus and seizures may be treated with drugs like valproate. The doctors will advise treatment for the sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. They will also make a care plan for managing twitching or jerking of muscles. They can advise techniques that can ease movement control and balance, and limit various everyday activities such as eating or talking.
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