Cervical Dystonia, also known as spasmodic torticollis, is a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary contractions of the neck muscles, causing abnormal postures and repetitive twisting movements of the head. This condition can significantly impact an individual’s daily life, leading to pain, discomfort, and functional limitations. Understanding the symptoms and available treatment options for cervical dystonia is crucial in managing the condition effectively.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as causalgia or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic, evolving, painful and progressive condition that affects the distal extremities often following a traumatic injury.
Joints are ubiquitous in the human body as they are involved in movement of the spine and extremity. Joints play a crucial role in the kinematics of the human body as they are involved with movement and also help in unloading sheer pressure and weight of the body.
According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, almost half of people with MS experience some type of chronic pain. The doctors at Capitol Pain Institute want to help improve your quality of life by helping you manage the pain associated with MS. We work with you to develop a plan dealing with both acute pain like Trigeminal neuralgia and the chronic pain such as burning and tingling that is often associated with MS.
Osteoarthritis & Cervical Facet Arthritis
The facet joints in the cervical spine can breakdown and lead to arthritis in the neck. This pain and stiffness in the neck can occur both gradually and chronically.
Radiculopathy is dysfunction of a spinal nerve root (or roots) that results in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in either your arm or leg depending on which nerve root(s) are involved. When radiculopathy is present in the lumbar nerve roots, it produces sciatica; in the cervical nerve roots, it produces pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the shoulder, arm, wrist, and hands.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis where the body’s own immune system attacks the capsule around the joint. This results in severe inflammation of the joint, with the joint often becoming swollen, warm, stiff, and painful. Unlike osteoarthritis, gentle movement often improves the pain in mild cases of rheumatoid arthritis.