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September 1, 2021

Cervical Dystonia: A Pain in the Neck

by Melita Petrossian

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 often told that there is “nothing wrong” and that they should learn to “live with it.”

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August 10, 2021

Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica Named among Top 50 Hospitals in the United States for Neurology and Neurosurgery

by Amelia Garrison

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliates received more than 100 honors from the U.S. News & World Report, which released its Best Hospital ratings in July 2021. The report, which reviews hospital performance in adult, pediatric,...

August 7, 2020

Neurology and Neurosurgery High Performance Recognized at Providence Hospitals and Affiliates

by Zara Jethani

U.S. News & World Report highlights quality, specialty care Ten Providence Southern California hospitals and affiliated partners in Los Angeles and Orange counties earned recognition on July 28, 2020, from U.S. News & World Report. With approximately 415 acute care hospitals in California, the 10...

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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 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.

Last updated: August 2nd, 2019