Depending on the type of dystonia, you may experience complications, including:

  • Permanent physical deformities
  • Physical disabilities that can affect your ability to perform day-to-day activities or specific tasks
  • Functional blindness from dystonia that affects your eyelids (blepharospasm)
  • Positioning of your head to one side or pulled forward or backward
  • Difficulty with jaw movement, swallowing or speech
  • Pain and fatigue, due to constant contraction of your muscles

All of these factors may lead to feelings of frustration, depression or anxiety.

May 12, 2012