Dystonia requires multidisciplinary management including
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Oral medications
- Neurochemolytic interventions
The judgement regarding the medication can be taken by the treating health care professional or specialist. Several classes of drugs that affect different neurotransmitters may be effective for various forms of dystonia. These medications are used “off-label”, meaning they are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat different disorders or conditions but have not been specifically approved to treat dystonia. The response to drugs varies among individuals and even in the same person over time. These drugs include Anticholinergic agents, benzodiazepams, antiparkinsonism drugs, anticonvulsants, baclofen, carbamazepine, and lithium. Systemic medications benefit about one third of patients and consist of a wide variety of options
However, In case of your child we would suggest you to consult a Neuro physician. You can also consult our neurophysician for second opinion and treatment of action.
Physical therapy techniques such as Massage, slow stretching, and physical modalities (eg, ultrasonography, biofeedback) are found helpful in somecases of focal or regional dystonias. Patients with generalized dystonia often benefit from gait and mobility training, as well as from instruction in the use of assistive devices.