Types of Dystonia
There are many types of dystonia. Some types of dystonia can be referred to in more than one way.
And, many diseases and conditions can include dystonia as a symptom.
The list below is in alphabetical order. Click on the button to learn more about each type.
Dystonia that affects the muscles of the eyelids and brow.
Dystonia that affects the neck and sometimes the shoulders.
A group of movement disorders that respond to a medication called levodopa.
(TARDIVE DYSKINESIAS & DYSTONIA)
Specific drugs are capable of causing dystonia.
Dystonia that is secondary to a combination of neurological and psychiatric/psychological causes.
Characterized by twisting of the limbs and torso.
Dystonia of the fingers, hand, and/or forearm.
Dystonia of the leg, foot, and/or toes.
Task specific focal dystonia.
An inherited dystonia disorder that includes prominent myoclonus symptoms.
Dystonia can occur as a symptom of multiple disorders.
Symptoms include forceful contractions of the face, jaw, and/or tongue.
Episodic movement disorders in which abnormal movements occur only during attacks.
Dystonia can occur in children of all ages.
Dystonia that affects the vocal cords.
An inherited dystonia that includes symptoms of parkinsonism.
Several rare toxins are known to cause movement disorders.
Dystonia may follow trauma to the head and/or to a specific body area.
An inherited dystonia disorder that includes symptoms of parkinsonism.