Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dystonia Awareness 2016

 / By Dr. Margaret Aranda /

 What is dystonia? Yvonne Maxwell knows all too well.

Dystonia is a neurologic movement disorder that is very debilitating or stool. It is Considered by many in social media to be in the classification of Invisible illnesses.  Listen to Yvonne Maxwell in the UK ... " In Jump For Dystonia " Challenge (See Video 1).  Excerpt from this most excellent and a Super,  under 4-min video:

"Definition of Paingry [cheeses * gree]:

(adj.) The description of the attitude of one living in chronic pain when they become snippy and short tempered. Usually brought about by any or all of thes of situations: pain medication has worn off, exhaustion, depression, frustration, fatigue, helplessness, and most of all love to pain. "

Dystonia Challenge by Yvonne Maxell: 
  • Upload your photo (single or group shot) unto Official Facebook Page, Jump for Dystonia .
  • Indicate your location, please
Dystonia Awareness 2016 Video: 

Dystonia Awareness Video 1 Video 2016. Dystonia syndrome is one that is frequently overlooked, misdiagnosed or not taken seriously. Let's the increased awareness!

Types of Dystonia:

Eyelid and a browser with blepharospasm are involved in muscles spasm.

Oromandibular Tongue and jaw (mouth) involvement (AKA cervical dystonia)

Laryngeal Airway he Spasmodic / vocal cord involvement: can lead to suffocation                                                          
Generalized Dystonia Abnormal movement (ie, spasmodic torticollis) of neck & shoulders                                                                    
Focal Hand Hand, or hand and forearm muscles with abnormal movement
                                                   Also known as 'writer's cramp'

Diagnosis by Rating Scale

The Movement Disorder Syndromes community owns a list of Scoring Scales to help differentiator fine lines of distinction between the dystonias and other muscle abnormality Diseases like the dyskinesias (kinesiology is the study of body movement; dyskinesia is 'dysfunction' s body movement). The list of MDS-Owned Rating Scales are seen in Image 2:

Image 1 of The Movement Disorder Scales. These are established and maintained in the strictest professional standards.


Talk to your health care provider to see if you need therapy, alternative medicine, optimization of nutrition, and anti-inflammatory diet, medication, Botox (R) Injections, an option of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery, it is much more. Certainly you need good sleep, day and night cycles, and some physical activity just to feel good. And a huge releases the chemical oxytocin that is also an anti-depressant. There's just so much you can do! So keep Believing!


The power of a positive mind, mindfulness and self-advocacy are importante to gain a definitive diagnosis and treatment. I think it's great to find a social media Group That Assists you in your journey - and this is what the Stanford Medicine X program is all about: empowering Hasta. The great and fantastic thing to know is that Yvonne Maxwell's is empowering you!

Check Yvonne's recent  video  is empowering and accompanied by a song with the words thes:

"I can make it alone.
My sisters and me ...
I can make it alone.
My sisters and me ...

You ready to jump?
Get ready to jump.
Do not ever look back! "

Be Encouraged! 
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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Links to International Organizations
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society MDS Video Collection
Partner in Parkinson's Movement - Find a Movement Disorder Specialist 

Thank you for reading my writings! 

Dr Margaret Aranda is a Stanford Medical Alumni of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.
They and her daughter were in a tragic car accident 10 years ago. Her daughter is just fine!
Dr. Aranda suffered from traumatic brain injury, and vertebral artery dissection dysautonomi, winds Afflicted with Invisible illnesses. She won the 2011 Perseverance Award from the Invisible Disabilities Association, a hallmark of every Patient Advocacy. Since than, Dr. Aranda Continues to write and pursue every passion to bring all mental, physical and spiritual Efforts for Hasta together with 
Invisible illnesses.
Thank you.

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