Understanding cervical dystonia
Cervical dystonia, or spasmodic torticollis, is a chronic condition where your neck muscles contract involuntarily, results in painful twists and turns of the head to one side. These involuntary contractions can also cause your head to tilt forward or backward uncontrollably, creating nagging tension, crooked posture, and constant discomfort in the neck muscles.
While cervical dystonia is considered rare, it primarily affects middle-aged people with a higher occurrence among women. The onset of cervical dystonia is gradual, with symptoms increasing in severity over time.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for cervical dystonia. However, Botox injections have been shown to be a viable method for reducing the severity of abnormal head positioning and associated neck pain.