Collaborating for a Cure for Dystonia

BIDMC is part of the Dystonia Coalition, an international collaboration of medical researchers and patient advocacy groups that are working to find better treatments and a cure for dystonia. Current research includes:

  • Focal dystonia, including cranial dystonia/Meige Syndrome (including blepharospasm)
  • Jaw or tongue dystonia
  • Laryngeal dystonia (including spasmodic dysphonia) with diagnosis confirmed by nasolaryngoscopy
  • Cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis)
  • Limb dystonia (including writer’s cramp and musician’s dystonia)
  • Segmental dystonia
  • Generalized dystonia
  • Hemi-dystonia