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Author: Simge Eva DoganPublished: 20 September 2018

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This month’s free webinar from The Michael J Fox Foundation discusses the best way to treat dystonia, a Parkinson’s symptom that causes muscle cramps


The latest instalment of The Michael J Fox Foundation’s Third Thursdays webinar series will focus on dystonia and Parkinson’s. The episode will broadcast on Thursday 20 September at 12:00 ET.

Although dystonia is a medical condition in its own right, it is also a primary symptom of Parkinson’s and occurs in the same part of the brain. Experts estimate around 40% of people living with Parkinson’s will also experience dystonia.

Dystonia – which causes muscle tightness and pains – is commonly treated with medication or physical therapy. Many people with Parkinson’s find that spiritual disciplines such as yoga, meditation and tai chi help alleviate symptoms of the condition.

In the hour-long webinar, hosted by broadcaster Dave Iverson, experts will explore its causes, treatments and current research on the subject.

To register for this free online resource, click here up to 15 minutes before its start time. If you can’t make the broadcast, you can catch up from the recordings library here.


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