Dystonia Diary

This is what it's like to have cervical dystonia - the good, the bad, and the ugly. Actually, there's nothing good about it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

More Botox

Last Wednesday I got a dozen or so Botox shots. I was trying to count them, but I got distracted because everyone was talking. I like to try to count how many shots I get to see if I get more or less as time goes on.

My Dr was more careful about where he did the shots. He took his time & manipulated my neck a lot to see which muscles were tight. It seemed like he got most of the shots in the right place this time. I'm already barely noticing the effects. Hopefully he did a good job this time, & I won't have any muscle weakness in the back of my neck this time.

Whenever I get that exsessive muscle weakness, it prevents me from holding my head up properly, & it gives me bad posture. The bad posture then keeps me from walking properly & causes lower back pain when I walk very far. I had so much trouble walking recently that I had to take the bus home from work, and I only live half a mile from work. That lasted almost 2 months. I'm back to walking normally now, and hopefully I'll stay that way after the Botox takes effect.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Repetitive motion

There's several different ways to get dystonia. One of them is how I got it - repetitive motion. Apparently golfers, writers, and musicians can get it from repetitive motion. Here's some links to that info...