Treatments for Dystonia
Properly treating dystonic symptoms depends on the patient’s age, mental and physical health, the variety of dystonia and effected body parts, and many more variables. This makes it an especially difficult disorder to treat and diagnose. Positive results have been recorded with the use of non-evasive techniques like sensory tricks, as well as with surgical options like DBS. If you have been diagnosed with dystonia or believe you are displaying dystonic symptoms, we recommend meeting with a neurological expert to assess your treatment options and identify possible qualified caregivers in your area.
Our own informed initial research on various dystonia treatments can be reviewed below, along with sources and first-hand accounts, listed alphabetically.
- Breathing techniques
- Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- FDA approved neurotoxin therapy
- Neuroplasticity training
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
We’d love to hear about your direct experience with these or other treatments for dystonia. Please feel free to reach out on social media to provide comment directly. In this instance, your name and personal information will never be used or posted publicly.