Dystonia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Dystonia can affect many different body parts. At Mayo Clinic, neurologists, physiatrists and neurosurgeons work with other Mayo Clinic specialists to ease your symptoms. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 1,600 people with dystonia.

Doctors trained in child and adolescent neurology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pediatric neurosurgery care for children with dystonia at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

At Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to the latest in diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic care is tailored to your specific needs.

Treatment for dystonia depends on the type of dystonia you have and its severity. People receiving dystonia care at Mayo Clinic have access to a number of treatments, including deep brain stimulation, botulinum toxin injections and selective denervation for people with severe dystonia.

Members of the Movement Disorders Subspecialty Group also treat people with dystonia and other movement disorders and conduct research. At Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona, the staff in the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center treats people with dystonia and other movement disorders and conducts research.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. More than 1,600 people come to Mayo Clinic for dystonia care every year. Mayo Clinic has a long-standing tradition of researching and treating dystonia and other movement disorders.

    Mayo Clinic neurosurgeons have experience using deep brain stimulation to treat people with dystonia. Mayo Clinic neurologists and physiatrists have experience using botulinum toxin injections to treat people with dystonia. You may also have access to clinical trials of new treatments at Mayo Clinic.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked highly performing for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

For more information on visiting Mayo Clinic, choose your location below:

Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

More information about billing and insurance:

Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Health System

April 25, 2020