To diagnose dystonia, your doctor will start with a medical history and physical examination.
To determine if underlying conditions are causing your symptoms, your doctor might recommend:
- Blood or urine tests. These tests can reveal signs of toxins or of other conditions.
- MRI or CT scan. These imaging tests can identify abnormalities in your brain, such as tumors, lesions or evidence of a stroke.
- Electromyography (EMG). This test measures the electrical activity within muscles.