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spasmodic torticollis

Cervical Dystonia The Difficulty of Diagnosis

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Cervical Dystonia is a terrible disease that is often not recognized by physicians. Cervical Dystonia treated by neurologist that are fellowship trained in movement disorders. The mean age of symptom onset in patients with cervical dystonia is approximately 41 years. However, onset is variable and may range from childhood to old age. Women are more commonly affected by CD than men, in a ratio of 2:1. Disease remissions may occur in about 20% of patients, usually during the first few years. The longer the duration of the patient's disease, the less likely they are to experience a remission. Due to the variability of associated symptoms and disease severity and the fact that some patients with mild cases of CD may remain undiagnosed, it is difficult to determine the specific frequency of primary dystonia in the general population. However, according to a 1988 study conducted in Rochester, Minnesota, the frequency was estimated to be 29.5 individuals per 100,000 for focal dystonias.