is no single treatment strategy appropriate for every case of spasmodic
torticollis but medication and therapy can help you to manage the pain
and symptoms. In some cases, symptoms disappear without any treatment,
but they often reoccur.
specialists working with the Mind and Brain Service Line at The Aga
Khan University Hospital are equipped to provide comprehensive,
state-of-the-art medical care, and discuss with you the measures being
You can use a combination of medications to reduce the symptoms of spasmodic torticollis, including:
more commonly known as Botox, this paralyzing agent can be injected
directly into your neck muscles. This procedure must be repeated every
three to four months.
certain medications used to combat the tremors associated with
Parkinson's disease can be used in combination with botulinum toxin
injections. There are some side effects including visual blurring dry mouth, memory problems, constipation, reduced urinary stream.
Muscle relaxants: These drugs can also be helpful, but side effects include sedation, imbalance and mild thought impairment.
Pain medications: These may be prescribed depending on your symptoms and their severity.
is also important to keep a healthy, active lifestyle including regular
exercise to improve muscle strength and wearing a neck brace to provide
additional support. You can also use a variety of stress management
techniques to prevent stress related spams.