Living With
Cervical Dystonia

When you have cervical dystonia, it can often feel like your body is no longer under your control. What may start as just a twitch in the neck can lead to uncontrollable muscle contractions, causing your head to be pulled into an abnormal and uncomfortable position. This discomfort may be not only physical but emotional as well. It can feel like you have lost some of your freedom.

But it’s important to know that, when it comes to treatment for cervical dystonia, you have options. Talk to your doctor so you can decide together on the treatment that’s right for you.

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Signs and Symptoms

People with cervical dystonia experience some or all of the symptoms below1:

  • Head and neck turning, tilting, or jerking
  • Head and neck shaking (spasms)
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness

Symptoms of cervical dystonia tend to get worse during the first 5 years, but then often become stable.2

THERE ARE 4 COMMON TYPES OF HEAD MOVEMENT WITH CERVICAL DYSTONIA1

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Discover XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA)

Talk to your doctor about XEOMIN, a treatment that is made using a state-of-the-art manufacturing process. With XEOMIN, you can help manage your symptoms of cervical dystonia.

LEARN MORE about XEOMIN for cervical dystonia.

Cervical Dystonia Patient Brochure
Download this patient brochure for more information on treatment of cervical dystonia with XEOMIN.

References

  1. Tarsy D. Dystonia. In: Adler CH, Ahlskog JE, eds. Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2000:297-311.
  2. Jankovic J. Treatment of cervical dystonia. In: Brin MF, Comella CL, Jankovic J, eds. Dystonia: Etiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004:159-166.