... I want to keep doing my training, without making things worse, it started 10 weeks ago, stiff neck etc, went to may doctors and said I was stressed, finally after 7 weeks I met with a neurologist and said yes you have cervical dystonia, gave me some pills and off I went. I can' find any information about continuing with my running. My name is Kyla and I'm 37
What did he give you to take? Didn't he recommend any physical therapy? I don't have exactly what you do but my neck muscles tighten and spasm, causing neck pain and headache. I had physical therapy and the therapist showed me neck exercises to do and did massage and heat. Then he did an ice massage. This sounds awful but it feels great when those muscles are tight. I wonder if running would help relax you and loosen up your neck. I can't find anything about running, I would call the dr's office and ask. Botox has been used injected into the muscles too.
Physical therapy is the best and less invasive method for Cervical Dystonia. I would not recommend running as part of your routine activity if you suffer from Cervical dystonia. Physical therapy works much better than pills. Botox injection might be a good choice, but I wouldn't recommend it because it cannot reverse your condition, it's working by paralyzing your muscles only. With prolonged Botox injection, it's possible that your muscles will become weaker and weaker.
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