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Written by Sandy Efflandt
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Dystonia is diagnosed when there is a loss of muscle control, involuntary movement, spasms, ratcheting motion etc. in one or more joints. A neurological source is assumed, but this is often not the case. More often, the problem is acute or chronic trigger point development in the muscles that cause the sensory nerves to relay faulty information to the central nervous system and this causes muscle control problems and symptoms associated with diagnoses of dystonia. When dystonia is due to trigger points in muscles, it is handily treated by CTB therapists.

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