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Cervical dystonia is a focal dystonia that affects the head and neck. Cervical dystonia produces excessive muscle contractions in the neck. These muscle contractions cause involuntary, repetitive movements and awkward positions of the head, neck, and sometimes shoulders.
Cervical dystonia is sometimes referred to as spasmodic torticollis.
Cervical dystonia may cause:
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada, in partnership with Allergan Canada, is pleased to announce the selection of the candidate for the first-ever Clinical Fellowship for Movement Disorders, with a specialty in dystonia. Please click here to learn more.
Details of the study and eligibility details are available here. Canadian patients are welcome to participate in the study if eligible. The exception for international participants is that while some travel expenses are covered once participants have been enrolled in the study, only certain expenses within the United States can be covered.
Approval is based on the first large-scale neurotoxin trial to demonstrate meaningful functional improvement in pediatric lower limb spasticity
The Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals Canada Inc., the Canadian affiliate of Ipsen (EURONEXT PARIS: IPN) (ADR: IPSEY) today announced that Health Canada has approved DYSPORT THERAPEUTIC™ (abobotulinumtoxinA) for the treatment of lower limb spasticity in pediatric patients two years of age and older.
Click here for the press release.
What is Chucks Run, Walk and Wheel for Dystonia?
The Chuck’s Run, Walk and Wheel 5KM for dystonia is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted at High Park, Toronto on Sunday, June 3, 2018 to raise awareness and funds for dystonia, a neurological movement disorder.
Registration: $39 or you can fundraise $150 and waive your registration fee.