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|Symptoms of Dystonia
||Dystonia is a disorder which causes muscles in the body to contract and spasm involuntarily. Spasms may affect one part of the body or many parts simultaneously and can be very painful.|
The Dystonias can be defined in terms of which body parts are involved.
Primary focal dystonia are the most common including:
|Useful national contacts||
Find your local support group https://www.dystonia.org.uk/your-local-support-group
The Liverpool group meets at The Brain Charity https://www.dystonia.org.uk/liverpool-merseyside
|Children & young people|
Covid-19 Vaccinations (Dystonia UK
Coronavirus and Dystonia (Dystonia UK)
Dystonia (NHS website)
Living with a condition (The Brain Charity)
|News and events||
Sign Joanne's petition: Dystonia needs to be recognised by all medical professions & occupational therapists
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Dystonia and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes the book for children and young people Medikidz Explain Dystonia Management.