Dystonia is a condition involving involuntary muscle contractions that sometimes cause repetitive or twisting movements by the suffering patient. The condition can affect one or more parts of the suffering patient’s body, and in extreme cases, it can affect the patient’s entire body.
As of 2021, researchers estimated “the global prevalence of dystonia to be 16.43 per 100,000, although work to date suggests that this may vary geographically. Northern European countries, the USA, and Colombia have higher rates of prevalence than those observed in Asia and Southern Europe.”
Current treatments for dystonia include pharmaceutical drugs, injections, and physical therapy.