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What Is Parkinsonism? - New York Times



What Is Parkinsonism? 
New York Times
... which may or may not respond well to Parkinson's medications; progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, which also may respond to high doses of drugs that replace dopamine in the brain; and corticobasal degeneration (CBD). Patients with a form of ...

 


Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update - Neurology Advisor



Neurology Advisor
 
Managing Dystonia With Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Therapy Update 
Neurology Advisor
Symptoms of dystonia, a movement disorder featuring involuntary muscle contractions, abnormal postures, and accompanying nonmotor symptoms, were first thought to originate in the brainstem, as deep brain stimulation (DBS) studies showed that ...

 


Dystonia brain disorder has changed the lives of 70000 people in the UK but there's no cure - The Sunday Post



The Sunday Post
 
Dystonia brain disorder has changed the lives of 70000 people in the UK but there's no cure 
The Sunday Post
DECIDING to have two holes drilled in your skull and electrodes implanted in the middle of your brain isn't something you do lightly. But Carole Thorpe-Gunner felt it was her only remaining option. Carole is one of 70,000 people in the UK living with ...

 


How A Rare Disorder In My Hand Couldn't Stop Me From Being A Writer - Youth Ki Awaaz



Youth Ki Awaaz
 
How A Rare Disorder In My Hand Couldn't Stop Me From Being A Writer 
Youth Ki Awaaz
In focal hand dystonia, the finger either curls towards the palm or extends outward without control, leading to a complete loss of stability in the fingers. It is characterised by cramps or spasms of certain muscles in the hand or the forearm and ...

 


Understanding Movement Disorders: What Are Dystonias? - PsychCentral.com (blog)



PsychCentral.com (blog)
 
Understanding Movement Disorders: What Are Dystonias? 
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Dystonias may be painful and often include other neurological impairments or abnormal postures and tremors. Unfortunately, doctors are unsure of what causes dystonias exactly, but have identified a few possible causes. Dystonias can result from ...

 


Why Do Athletes Get the 'Yips'? - Healthline



Healthline
 
Why Do Athletes Get the 'Yips'? 
Healthline
The Dystonia Society defines dystonia as a neurological movement disorder in which ?faulty signals from the brain cause muscles to spasm and pull on the body incorrectly.? Molinaro pointed out that most golfers who develop the yips are those who have ...

 


Neurologist rejoins Wheeling Hospital staff - Martins Ferry Times Leader



Martins Ferry Times Leader
 
Neurologist rejoins Wheeling Hospital staff 
Martins Ferry Times Leader
Adamovich, who is located in Tower 1, has expertise with the following neurological disorders: epilepsy; neuromuscular disorders (diseases of muscles and nerves); stroke; traumatic brain Injury; headache; migraine Headaches; dystonias; dementia ...

 


Mysterious disorder a 'life sentence' - CNN



CNN
 
Mysterious disorder a 'life sentence' 
CNN
Lori Raines and her mother were hunting for deals at post-Christmas sales in 2009 when Raines' left leg involuntarily turned inward and an excruciating pain shot through it. At first, she thought the pain was the result of a 2005 operation to fix a ...

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Musician in Bengaluru plays guitar during his own brain surgery - News Nation



News Nation
 
Musician in Bengaluru plays guitar during his own brain surgery 
News Nation
Dystonia has a variety of causes ? but dystonias affecting the hand are often caused by performing repeated hand movements. Men are more commonly affected by musician's dystonia than women with estimates of the ratio ranging from 2:1 to 6:1. Research ...
Watch: Patient plays guitar during brain surgery in Bengaluru | City- Times of India Videos Times of India
Bengaluru man plays guitar as doctors operate on his brain Times of India

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Botox-Type Drugs Can Treat Many Eye Conditions - MedPage Today



Botox-Type Drugs Can Treat Many Eye Conditions 
MedPage Today
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Botox and its wrinkle-fixing sibling drugs have gained a foothold as treatments for conditions as varied as headaches and incontinence. This week, an ophthalmologist told an audience of optometrists that the medications can also ...