Dystonia is a condition where your muscles contract involuntarily. The uncontrollable spasms are caused by incorrect signals from the brain.
- Involuntary muscle contractions
- Abnormal posture
- Increased frequency when stressed or fatigued
- Genetic mutations
- Birth injury
- A symptom of other neurological disorders.
Essential tremor, a nervous system disorder, is not dangerous, but symptoms can worsen with age causing patients to experience frustration with simple tasks such as tying shoelaces or drinking from a glass when hands are affected. Up to 10 million people in the U.S. experience essentials tremors, making it the most common movement disorder.
- Uncontrollable shaking for short periods of time
- Shaking voice
- Head nodding
- Worsening tremor during stress
- Reduced shaking when resting
- Less often, problems with balance
- Genetic mutation
- Electrical fluctuations in the brain
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive nervous system disorder developing gradually from a minor tremor and stiffness to potentially diminishing facial expressions and overall movement.
- Tremor of the hands, legs, arms, jaw, and face
- Stiffness of limbs and body
- Impaired balance
- Slow movement
- Though experts are uncertain, many believe causes are genetic and environmental
- Vary person to person
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