Dystonia awareness weekJune 4, 2007
A good friend of mine suffers from a disease called Dystonia. It’s a basically unknown disease and in fact sometimes ER doctors have either never heard of it or forgot from medical school. This upcoming week is Dystonia awareness week.
Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily. The neurological mechanism that makes muscles relax when they are not in use does not function properly. Opposing muscles often contract simultaneously as if they are “competing” for control of a body part. The involuntary muscle contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements as well as awkward, irregular postures.
Tim is the President and founder of Churchmedia.net, an online Church media forum for church techies to come and share ideas and learn from each other. Please take a minute to pray for Tim and others who suffer from Dystonia.