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How is surgery used to treat dystonia?

Surgery may be a treatment option if you have dystonia symptoms that do not get better with other therapies. Researchers are actively refining current treatment strategies and collecting information about which patients may benefit the most from surgical treatments.

The majority of people with dystonia respond well to traditional treatments, such as medications. However, surgery may be an option for people with specific types of dystonia in which doctors can remove certain nerves to stop muscle spasms. People with dystonia in the eyes or neck may benefit from surgery.

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