What is Dystonia? Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterised by involuntary muscle contractions which forces certain parts of the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements or postures. There are several different forms of dystonia that may affect only one muscle, groups of muscles, or muscles throughout the body. It may affect any part of the body including the limbs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face, or vocal cords. Botulinum toxin injections may reduce symptoms.


DystonieNet is an initiative of the Departments of Neurology at the University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, AMC Amsterdam, LUMC, Leiden and the Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen in collaboration with the national working group movement of the Dutch Society of Neurology ( NVN ) and the Dystonia Society.

The DystonieNet consists of regional networks of neurologists, physiotherapists and remedial therapists who specialize in the treatment and management of patients with cervical dystonia. In the vicinity of hospitals provides a neurologist botulinum treatments for cervical dystonia some therapists will be trained for the treatment of cervical dystonia. The neurologist and therapists can interconnected through the DystonieNet easily communicate with each other.  


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