Departments and specialties

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Departments that treat this condition

Areas that research this condition


Mayo Clinic researchers have a distinguished history in researching dystonia and other movement disorders. Mayo Clinic neurologists have identified genes that cause dystonia, characterized dystonia in previously overlooked muscles and evaluated the effectiveness of botulinum toxin treatment. These researchers continue to work to improve diagnosis and treatment of dystonia.

The Neural Engineering Laboratory researches deep brain stimulation for treatment of movement disorders. The Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Laboratory conducts research on various types of dystonia, including "the yips" in golfers. Read more about this research here.

Read more about movement disorders research on the neurology research website.

Read about deep brain stimulation as a treatment option for dystonia and other movement disorders at Mayo Clinic.


See a list of publications about dystonia by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.