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Treatments for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

Treatment List for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Dystonia musculorum deformans type 1 includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Various medications may be used to alleviate symptoms: Baclofen, anticholinergics, benzodiazepines (such as clonazepam) and dopamine depleting agents (such as reserpine)
  • If patients fail to respond to medications, surgery involving deep-brain stimulation may be undertaken
  • Focal dystonias that start during adulthood may benefit from botulinum toxin injections
  • Exercise and physical therapy may help some patients better manage their condition
  • Genetic counseling is recommended

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