Published in Health and Medicine Week, November 7th, 2005
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), dystonia affects as many as 250,000 people in the United States. It is a condition that knows no age, ethnic, or racial boundaries - it can affect young children to older adults of all races and ethnicities.
Dystonia results from abnormal functioning of the basal ganglia, a deep part of the brain, which controls coordination of movement. These regions of the brain control the speed and fluidity of movement and prevent unwanted movements. Patients with dsytonia may...
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