How effective are chiropractic treatments for cervical dystonia?

People with dystonia should exercise extreme caution in considering traditional chiropractic care to address their dystonia symptoms. Because of the nature of chiropractic adjustments and the nature of dystonia, there is some clear potential for harm. Gentle massage may help temporarily alleviate muscle tension, but before seeking treatment from a chiropractor or massage therapist (or any complementary therapy practitioner) you must be completely confident that the practitioner fully understands dystonia and the implications of your individual symptoms.

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