What is Dystonia?

September 2017

What is Dystonia?

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder. Dystonia is characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that cause twisting, repetitive muscle movements and abnormal postures of the body and limbs.

There are many types of dystonia that impact people of all ages and backgrounds.

Common signs include abnormal movements of the head and neck, excessive blinking, a breathy or strangled-sounding voice, hand cramps, or a twisted foot.

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Accelerating Research & Inspiring Hope

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) has served the dystonia community since 1976. Join us in our global effort to find a cure.