is the country of Dystonia? It's everywhere - on every continent, and
all peoples. Dystonians and their loved ones around the world are
in a common cause - to promote research and development of better
methods, and to support each other in addressing the challenges of this
disease. Together, we are as one - Dystonia Nation.
Dystonia is a
neurological movement disorder characterized by sustained muscle
that can cause twisting movements or abnormal postures, as well as
in a Nutshell
There are many
forms of dystonia, affecting one or more localized areas or the
whole body. For a concise description of the disease in all its forms, please
refer to the authoritative sources linked below.
A dystonia diagnosis
can only be made by a neurologist specializing in movement disorders.
you suspect that you or someone you care about may have this disease, please refer
to the links below and on our Resources page for
All About It
Research Foundation (DMRF)
WE MOVE (Worldwide
Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)