The 5th-13th of May is Dystonia Awareness Week. Dystonia is a neurological disorder which can cause involuntary or repetitive movements, severe muscle contractions and abnormal posture. Dystonia can be caused by a variety of different factors, whether it’s a reaction to some pharmaceutical drugs, particularly neuroleptics, infection, poisoning or brain injury or trauma. Dystonia can sometimes be present with Cerebral Palsy.
In the last few years awareness of Dystonia has increased and although there is still no known cure it can still be well managed with the right treatment. How severe Dystonia is can vary greatly from day to day; for some people it may eventually disappear completely, whereas for others it can be a lifelong condition. Many people with Dystonia can manage and control the condition with the right help.
Cerebra fully supports Dystonia Awareness Week and The Dystonia Society. We provide help and support for children and their families who have some of the disorders associated with dystonic symptoms, such as Cerebral Palsy. Click here to read our list of conditions, or follow this link to read The Dystonia Society’s FAQ page.