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Cervical Dystonia

Estep, Gerry

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000436390.06371.e4
Departments: Letters

I have received botulinum toxin A and B injections every 3 months since 1988, when I was diagnosed with spasmodic torticollis (cervical dystonia). The treatment works for me unless I have an abnormal amount of stress, and then my head will pull to the right a lot. I work full time and have health insurance; however, recently we had a change in our plan and I now have to pay for the medication (as opposed to just a copay). The cost is $3,000 per calendar year, which I cannot afford. The company that makes the drug does offer assistance to some people, but I don't qualify.

Gerry Estep

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