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doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000436389.06371.32
Departments: Letters

Cervical Dystonia

Flynn, Carol

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Retired Registered Nurse, Leader of Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis, Support Group in Fairfield, California

Thank you for the article about cervical dystonia, “Much More Than a Pain in the Neck” (August/September). Despite being the third most common movement disorder, most people have never heard of dystonia and have no idea how profoundly it affects one's life. As a retired registered nurse, I knew nothing about cervical dystonia until it happened to me. The symptoms are often not recognized and people suffer pain, abnormal head and neck position, and social embarrassment for months to years before getting a proper diagnosis. Stephanie Stephens did a great job with limited space to present a lot of information.

Carol Flynn
Retired Registered Nurse
Leader of Dystonia/Spasmodic Torticollis
Support Group in Fairfield, California

© 2013 American Academy of Neurology

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