The mysteries of ST

ST is an enigmatic disorder indeed. Consider the following mysteries.

  • Why does ST affect women twice as frequently as men?
  • Why does the onset of ST occur most often just after 40?
  • Why do many people with ST have sensory tricks?
  • Why does a significant fraction of people on neuroleptics develop acute dystonia?
  • Why is ST often accompanied by TMD, ear problems, thyroid problems, and scoliosis?
  • Why do people with ST have a specific set of character traits in common?
  • Why do spontaneous remissions occur?
  • And last but not least: what really causes ST? Continue reading

The economy and ST

Yesterday was a busy day. I first went to the dentist, who replaced several amalgam fillings with a composite filling. He and his wife did an excellent job and I am really grateful to them. I am glad to be rid of that toxic waste, which can possibly aggravate dystonia. And when I look in the mirror now, my teeth are all white (well, sort of, at least). Continue reading

First post: my quest to cure cervical dystonia

Welcome to my blog about spasmodic torticollis! I have decided to start writing this blog for several reasons.

  • I have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia (CD), i.e., spasmodic torticollis (ST).
  • Little is known about this disorder, and I feel the need to gather information about it in one place.
  • Also, I want to understand what the disorder means, from different points of view, on different levels.
  • I think that any disorder, even so-called chronic ones, can be cured. And it should definitely be possible to cure cervical dystonia, since spontaneous remissions occur all the time!
  • I want to document my quest to cure myself (without botox and/or surgery), and I want to share it and interact with others around the globe who are somehow connected with this quest. Continue reading