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Herbal Treatment Of Cervical Dystonia

Cervical Dystonia or spasmodic torticollis is a neurological disorder that causes your neck muscles to contract uncontrollably. This muscle contraction, causes your head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward. Your chin may pull up, down, forward, or backward. Your shoulder also can contort up.

The severity of cervical dystonia varies. It often begins slowly, gets worse, and then stabilizes. It can be painful and disabling in some cases. The specific cause isn’t known. There’s no cure as yet, symptoms can be resolves without treatment, but sustained remissions are uncommon.

It can occur at any age, mostly in middle-aged people. 1% of the population found affected of Cervical Dystonia.

Causes Of Cervical Dystonia


In most cases, there is no specific cause for cervical dystonia. Possible causes identified in some cases include:

This disorder is most likely to occur in women and also in the age between 40 to70. These symptoms also sometimes appear in the face and shoulder region. Also, it may result in depression.

  •  Neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s
  •  Medication that blocks dopamine, such as some antipsychotics
  •  Injury to the head, neck, or shoulders
  •  A Genetic mutation, as 10 to 25 percent of people with cervical dystonia may have a family history of the disease
  •  A Psychological problem

Major Symptoms Of Cervical Dystonia


Symptoms of dystonia can vary between people. Dystonia can affect different body parts, and often the symptoms of dystonia progress through stages. Some early symptoms include:

  •  A "dragging leg"
  •  Burning pain in your neck and shoulders
  •  Speech difficulties
  •  Severe headaches
  •  Spasms and/or tremors
  •  Involuntary pulling of the neck

Risk Factors Of Cervical Dystonia


Cervical dystonia is estimated to affect about 60,000 people worldwide. Those at risk include:

  •  women, who are affected more compare to men
  •  People between ages 30 and 60
  •  Those with a family history of dystonia

How is Cervical Dystonia Diagnosed?


Your doctor can review your symptoms and perform a physical exam. He or she also will want to know about any health problems or disorders you may have. Your doctor may want to do some tests to see how your muscles work. These tests can detect the underlying cause of your muscle contractions. Cervical dystonia can resemble stiff neck, an acute pain, or spasm that goes away.

Complications of Cervical Dystonia


In some cases, the involuntary muscle contractions associated with cervical dystonia can spread to nearby areas of your body. The most common locations include the face, jaw, arms and trunk.People who have cervical dystonia may also develop bone spurs that may reduce the amount of space in the spinal canal. This can cause tingling, numbness and weakness in the arms, hands, legs or feet.

Herbal Remedies For Cervical Dystonia By Dhanvantary


Dhanvantary provides some herbal remedies for the treatment of Cervical Dystonia. Made from best quality herbs this remedies strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of dhanvantary are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.