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What Is Parkinsonism? - New York Times



What Is Parkinsonism? 
New York Times
Patients with a form of dementia called Lewy body dementia may also exhibit symptoms of parkinsonism, which may or may not respond to dopamine. Various other movement disorders, called ataxias or dystonias, also may display features of parkinsonism.

 


How does botox work? - Magenta Magazine



Magenta Magazine
 
How does botox work? 
Magenta Magazine
Botox has been successfully used to treat disorders including muscle pain disorders, migraines, headaches, Tempero-Mandibular Joint pain, excessive sweating, dystonias (movement disorders), spasms as well as scar improvement to name a few. Botox is ...

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Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update - Neurology Advisor



Neurology Advisor
 
Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update 
Neurology Advisor
Symptoms of dystonia, a movement disorder featuring involuntary muscle contractions, abnormal postures, and accompanying nonmotor symptoms, were first thought to originate in the brainstem, as deep brain stimulation (DBS) studies showed that ...

 


Dystonia brain disorder has changed the lives of 70000 people in the UK but there's no cure - The Sunday Post



The Sunday Post
 
Dystonia brain disorder has changed the lives of 70000 people in the UK but there's no cure 
The Sunday Post
DECIDING to have two holes drilled in your skull and electrodes implanted in the middle of your brain isn't something you do lightly. But Carole Thorpe-Gunner felt it was her only remaining option. Carole is one of 70,000 people in the UK living with ...

 


How A Rare Disorder In My Hand Couldn't Stop Me From Being A Writer - Youth Ki Awaaz



Youth Ki Awaaz
 
How A Rare Disorder In My Hand Couldn't Stop Me From Being A Writer 
Youth Ki Awaaz
In focal hand dystonia, the finger either curls towards the palm or extends outward without control, leading to a complete loss of stability in the fingers. It is characterised by cramps or spasms of certain muscles in the hand or the forearm and ...

 


Why Do Athletes Get the 'Yips'? - Healthline



Healthline
 
Why Do Athletes Get the 'Yips'? 
Healthline
Molinaro pointed out that most golfers who develop the yips are those who have been playing for 25 years or more. So with golfers in particular, ?there's the question about overuse and focal dystonia,? he noted. Dystonias affect the fine motor skills ...

 


Understanding Movement Disorders: What Are Dystonias? - PsychCentral.com (blog)



PsychCentral.com (blog)
 
Understanding Movement Disorders: What Are Dystonias? 
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Dystonias may be painful and often include other neurological impairments or abnormal postures and tremors. Unfortunately, doctors are unsure of what causes dystonias exactly, but have identified a few possible causes. Dystonias can result from ...

 


Neurologist rejoins Wheeling Hospital staff - Martins Ferry Times Leader



Martins Ferry Times Leader
 
Neurologist rejoins Wheeling Hospital staff 
Martins Ferry Times Leader
Adamovich, who is located in Tower 1, has expertise with the following neurological disorders: epilepsy; neuromuscular disorders (diseases of muscles and nerves); stroke; traumatic brain Injury; headache; migraine Headaches; dystonias; dementia; ...

 


Mysterious disorder a 'life sentence' - CNN



CNN
 
Mysterious disorder a 'life sentence' 
CNN
Lori Raines and her mother were hunting for deals at post-Christmas sales in 2009 when Raines' left leg involuntarily turned inward and an excruciating pain shot through it. At first, she thought the pain was the result of a 2005 operation to fix a ...

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Botox-Type Drugs Can Treat Many Eye Conditions - MedPage Today



Botox-Type Drugs Can Treat Many Eye Conditions 
MedPage Today
"This is really where you can change people's lives in regards to some of the problems they have, especially the dystonias, these involuntary sustained repetitive muscle contractions. They can be very devastating," said Leonid Skorin Jr., OD, DO, MS, ...