Expert Diagnosis and Treatment for Dystonia

Dystonia specialist discussing treatment options with patient.Experts from the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center at BIDMC are leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia, a rare movement disorder characterized by excessive pulling of muscles, leading to twisting movements or abnormal postures. Dystonia may be treated with a combination of oral medications, botulinum toxin injections (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport and Myobloc), speech therapy, physical therapy and more. Our multidisciplinary team will work with you to confirm the diagnosis and to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your symptoms to improve quality of life.

Programs & Services

Botulinum Toxin for Dystonia

When considering botulinum toxin injections as a treatment for dystonia, it is extremely important to be evaluated and treated by a physician specially trained in this procedure.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation is an approved surgical treatment for patients with dystonia when medications are no longer adequate.

Research & Clinical Trials

BIDMC is part of the Dystonia Coalition, an international collaboration of researchers working to find better treatments and a cure.