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September 12, 2018

7 Everyday Questions about Cervical Dystonia

by Zara Jethani

September is dystonia awareness month. Cervical dystonia is a painful condition that affects the neck and causes the head to tilt to one side, or causes the head to tremble. People often think that this is due to muscular issues but actually cervical dystonia is a neurological dysfunction caused by misfiring nerves. Discover answers from movement disorders specialist, Dr. Melita Petrossian, to 7 everyday questions about cervical dystonia.

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September 12, 2017

Full Service Care for Movement Disorders

by Zara Jethani

The movement disorders program at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is expanding, offering patients a full range of diagnostic, treatment and supportive services, including a new Parkinson’s disease patient support group and access to evidence-based physical therapy.

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September 5, 2017

Be Aware of Dystonia in September

by Melita Petrossian

This month, the Pacific Movement Disorders Center is focused on boosting awareness of dystonia. Take an in-depth tour of dystonia and find out what you need to know about this group of neurological disorders.

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December 21, 2016

Cervical Dystonia: A Pain in the Neck

by Melita Petrossian

An under-recognized cause of neck pain and muscle spasm Many of our patients tell us that prior to being seen by us, their symptoms were dismissed by physicians or other providers. Because many movement disorders show no abnormalities on blood testing or imaging, patients are...

Last updated: November 13th, 2019