How do I manage dystonia on a daily basis?


Many people with dystonia develop severe symptoms that can impact their day-to-day activities. Find a strong support system and talk to others with the condition for tips and advice. In addition to taking any medications or pursuing any treatment options that your doctor recommends, look for other ways to ease and manage your symptoms, such as meditation or yoga.

Continue Learning about Dystonia


When your muscles contract involuntarily, the condition is called dystonia. Dystonia causes a twisting or clenching of whatever body part is affected. For example, when you have a stroke, the affected arm and hand may be clenched ...

and held in a strange position. Dystonia can be very mild or very severe. It can make your life very difficult and this can lead to frustration, depression or anxiety. See your doctor to treat your symptoms and talk over your frustrations.

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