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    Musician’s dystonia, or Focal Hand Dystonia, is a condition that is just barely understood by today’s medical field. The cause is unsure and treatment thus far has only proved temporary. So what causes Focal Dystonia? How did the condition earn the title of “musician’s cramp” and how can it be cured or prevented? Most excessive motor training affects the musculoskeletal system, but, somehow, this injury takes place in the brain. First, what is Musician’s Dystonia? Otherwise known as Focal Hand Dystonia

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    Dystonia Will Not Control My Life Have you ever wondered what life would be like with an uncontrollable muscle spasm? How would it change your life? One type of muscle spasm is called Dystonia, which causes a twitching with a group of muscles moving involuntarily. Understanding what Dystonia is can help the victim's and everyone who knows them. People with Dystonia are different then people without it because thay are sometimes not able to do the same physical activities. For example a "normal"

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    Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin

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    patients with dystonia. This neurological disease involves chronic abnormal muscle posture and tension. (5 Vangelova) Dystonias are clas... ... middle of paper ... ...eda, Juan, and Joseph Jankovic. "Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Botulinum Toxin Injections in Dystonia." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 04 Feb. 2013. Web. 13 Apr. 2014. . 9. Karp, Barbara Illowsky. "Botulinum Toxin Physiology in Focal Hand and Cranial Dystonia." National Center

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    Botox

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    Botox When people think of new fashion trends they normally think of clothes, but the newest beauty craze that has hit the middle age market is Botox. Botox injection therapy, although not completely new, has come out swinging since being approved for use in cosmetic improvements in 2002. Botox is used to eliminate the look of aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck and hands. Most commonly, patients use Botox to eliminate crow’s feet around the eyes, wrinkles on the forehead

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    Botulinum toxin is one of the most lethal substances known that could destroy the human race. Despite being so lethal scientists diluted this toxin and are using it as a treatment for excess muscle contraction, spasms, crossed eyes, facial muscles or vocal cords, muscle stiffness in people with upper limb spasticity and many other illnesses. Hence, one important factor about botulism toxin is that providers must use the proper amount and right dosage. In 1989 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

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    “I even tried Botox but I didn’t like how my face looks afterwards. Now, I don’t use Botox anymore and I can move my forehead again!” Nicole Kidman Botox! Botox! Botox! It is very famous among celebrities no matter which country they come from. Even in our own country, Malaysia, the actress or even actor start to use Botox to look prettier, younger, raising their popularity and to maintain their reputation. For those that use Botox, they are only blinded by the temporary beauty that promised by

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    Tremors Essay

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    Essential Tremor in Older adults As we age, we face a host of age related changes, like hearing impairments, visual changes, increased short-term memory loss, natural bone loss, and decreased mobility. Comorbidities also increase with age such, as arthritis, hypertension, and heart disease. Another prevalent and often disregarding age related occurrence are essential tremors (ET) also referred to as senile tremors, familial tremors, benign tremors, intentional and action tremor. Essential tremors

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    Essay On Dystonia

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    To tell my story I should first start by explaining what dystonia is and how it affects me personally. Dystonia is the third most common movement disorder. It is characterized by involuntary muscle spasms and contortions, or awkward twisting and abnormal postures of the limbs, which are often very painful for the person having them. Dystonia comes in many forms from cervical dystonia affecting the muscles of the neck to multifocal dystonia which affects two or more different major muscle groups in

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    Cervical Dystonia

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    has become very popular for reducing wrinkles and restoring the aging face. Botulinum toxin is a strong neurotoxin that inhibits acetylcholine released at the neuromuscular junction. This neurotoxin is used in various disorders including cervical dystonia. Two preparations of botulinum toxin, Dysport and Botox, are now commercially available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Botox with two different ratios of Dysport. Botulinum toxin is a potent neuromuscular paralyzing

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    Focal Dystonia of the Hand, And What the Brain Has To Do With It The body is complicated, and often the origins of a condition are all but obvious. Focal dystonia of the hand is one disorder whose underlying cause has been found in the more recent past. Although it can be genetic (1), the form of focal dystonia of the hand I look at here is caused by environmental factors (2). Focal dystonia of the hand is a condition characterized by a loss in motor control of one or more fingers. A single

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