Dystonia is the name of the involuntary muscle spasms that occur on a particular part of the body or all over it due to the brain signals being misdirected. Dystonia has a lot of types.
The cause of dystonia is not known for certain, but it is thought that traumas and some medications may trigger the disease. It can also get worse during times of intense stress, saddness or strain.
Dystonia is mostly seen in adults, and it can not be cured completely yet. However, successful results can be obtained with medical treatments or surgical interventions.
A lot of dystonia patients who do not respond to medical treatment can have their health back with deep brain stimulation (DBS) and can get rid of movement problems and pains they have due to dystonia.