Dystonia is a type of movement disorder in which patients have either intermittent or continuous moments where their muscles contract abnormally. Even though it is a muscular reaction, dystonia is mainly caused in the brain. Common features of dystonia are seizures--many of which look very different depending on the type of dystonia and the individual patient.
Dr. Vanessa Hinson, MD, PhD is a neurologist at Medical University of South Carolina(MUSC). Watch as she describes how a Chiari malformation and other conditions can cause dystonia, how to recognize a seizure and what patients and physicians can do together to address these issues together.This lecture was given at the February CSF Chapter meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. (2018)Revised 9/2019