Treatment for dystonia is available to help to ease the symptoms related to the disorder. Working with your doctor, an individualised strategy for treatment can be developed to allow a fuller, more productive life by reducing the symptoms of dystonia.
The approach for treatment of dystonia is usually three-tiered: oral medications, botulinum toxin injections, and surgery. These therapies may be used alone or in combination. Complementary care may also have a role in the treatment management depending on the form of dystonia, and supportive therapy may provide an important adjunct to medical treatment.
Through on-going research, investigators are gaining a better understanding of dystonia and are developing new approaches toward treatment of the disorder.