Cervical dystonia

Cervical dystonia, also referred to as spasmodic torticollis, is a condition with intermittent or continuous painful spasms of the muscles of the neck – and sometimes the shoulder – that cause an abnormal posture of the head. symptoms can include jerking movements of the head, neck pain, and a raised shoulder. Learn more about this condition, its diagnosis and the different treatment options available.

The most common

form of focal dystonia

Age 40 to 60

Onset of the disease, in general

A neurological movement disorder

with symptoms appearing gradually

Sources :

1 http://www.dystonia.org.uk/index.php/professional-research/types-of-dystonia/cervical-dystonia Last accessed 28/12/2017
https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/cervical-dystonia/ Last accessed 18/07/2017
http://www.dystonia.org.uk/index.php/about-dystonia/types-of-dystonia/hemifacial-spasm Last accessed 18/07/2017

Adverse events should be reported. Reporting forms and information can be found at wwww.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard

Adverse events should also be reported to the Ipsen Medical Information Department on 01753627777 or medical.information.uk@ipsen.com

Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455