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What types of dystonia are task specific?

Occupational dystonia refers to types of dystonia that are often task specific. Occupational dystonia affects a specific body part, which may result from overuse. Golfers and musicians sometimes develop dystonia, for instance, which can make performing these activities next to impossible.

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