Botulinum toxin injections are available at our clinic at Wimpole Street during the coronavirus outbreak.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, you may not have access to your usual treatments. Dementech Neurosciences are open to provide the therapeutic injections that you require to help you manage your symptoms.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, you may not have access to your usual treatments. Dementech Neurosciences are open to provide the therapeutic injections that you require to help you manage your symptoms.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, you may not have access to your usual treatments. Dementech Neurosciences are open to provide the therapeutic injections that you require to help you manage your symptoms.

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Dystonia Treatment

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Dystonias are neurological movement disorders affecting different part of the body, and cause involuntary muscle contractions. Cervical dystonia is the most common focal dystonia and it affects about 40,000 of people in UK per year.

Cervical dystonia affects nerves supplying the neck and/or shoulder muscles resulting in twisting and repetitive movements. This causes the muscles to be held in abnormal positions that are typically quite painful. In some cases, they may be associated with some tremor.

Another common type of this condition is eye dystonia, known as ‘Blepharospasm’. Eye dystonia is uncontrollable, sustained, and often painful muscle contractions around the eye. Symptoms of this condition may include excessive blinking and involuntary closure of the eyelids.

Same Day Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, we endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible. You no longer have to wait to be seen by an expert and can be seen alongside your journey with the NHS, With your consent, we can also share the full consultation report with your GP.

Same Day Assessments

At Dementech Neurosciences, our expert neurologists will provide a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of this movement disorder for your individual case. To ensure an accurate diagnosis we will test extensively to form a complete picture of every patient’s condition stage.

15-minute Consultation with Patient Advisor

Schedule a free 15-minute initial consultation with a Patient Advisory. This is an opportunity to discuss your condition where the Patient Advisor will suggest the most appropriate route to suits your specific needs.

Tele Consultations Available

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street.

We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

Prices start from £250

You can book a half an hour Skype consultation with a doctor for £250.

 

Full hour consultations with a doctor starts from £450.

What causes Dystonia?

Dystonia is likely to be caused by the dysfunction of a related brain region, basal ganglia, although the ultimate cause is not known. Therefore, further research is required to determine the various genetic, environmental or other underlying factors that may cause dystonia.

Dystonia can affect one part of your body, two or more adjacent parts, or all parts of your body. The muscle spasms can range from mild to severe. They may be painful, and they can interfere with your performance of daily tasks.

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Dystonia Symptoms

Dystonia affects different people in varying ways.

  • Symptoms can begin in one area, such as your neck, arm or leg.
  • Focal dystonia usually begins after the age of 21, and starts in the face, arm or necks and tends to remain in this area.
  • Symptoms can occur during specific actions, such as playing an instrument or while writing.
  • Symptoms can worsen with anxiety, fatigue or stress
  • Symptoms become noticeable gradually over time.

Areas of the body that Dystonia can affect:

Blepharospasm: Involuntary contractions of muscles around the eyes, that cause excessive blinking and spasms of eye closure

Cervical Dystonia: Is uncontrollable and often painful muscle contractions in the neck causing awkward postures and discomfort

Oromandibular (Jaw or Tongue): Affects the lower facial and jaw muscles causing difficulty opening or closing the mouth, often affecting speech and chewing.

Laryngeal Dystonia: Affects the vocal cords through involuntary spasms. These involuntary spasms of the vocal cords causes the voice to change in quality

Limb Dystonia: Causes involuntary movements, cramps or tremor in the hand or arm muscles usually when making hand movements such as handwriting and playing a musical instrument.

Foot Dystonia: Foot dystonia is uncontrollable and often painful muscle contractions in the foot which causes a twisting or turning of the foot.

Arm Dystonia
Cervical Dystonia

What causes Dystonia?

The exact cause of dystonia isn’t known. However, Dystonia also can be a symptom of another disease or condition, including:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Wilson’s disease
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Injury at birth
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumour or certain disorders that develop in some people with cancer
  • Oxygen deprivation or carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Infections, such as tuberculosis or encephalitis
  • Reactions to certain medications or heavy metal poisoning

Dystonia Diagnosis

At Dementech Neurosciences, our expert neurologists will provide a comprehensive assessment of the type and severity of this movement disorder for your individual case. To ensure an accurate diagnosis we will test extensively to form a complete picture of every patient’s condition stage.

Dystonia diagnosis

Hear From Our Happy Patients

They have the latest technology in their domain. From the service I obtained they have very professional and experienced staff; kind and more than eager to help.J Murray
I would like to thank all the staff at Dementech, Zobia and Shakeela at the reception provided excellent customer service and care and both are very friendly. Mr. Stelios Kiosses is truly one of the best, he has been very helpful in every way possible. I highly recommended this clinicN Rayes
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Dystonia Treatment

The treatment includes small amounts of fillers that are injected in the muscles. This is done so that they can block nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. The effect of the treatment is temporary and lasts for about 12 weeks. Results might vary based on the individual case. Our team of doctors have broad experience in injections and can very effectively treat these disabling movement disorders.

Botulinum Toxin Injections For Dystonia

Botulinum toxin injections are used to treat certain types of dystonia.

Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking the signals that are sent from the nerve cells to the muscles.  When these signals are blocked, the release of acetylcholine is prevented.

When the release of acetylcholine is blocked, the affected muscles are unable to contract.  Patients treated with botulinum toxin injections can feel the effects from three days to two weeks following treatments, with the effects lasting approximately 3 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES THE CONSULTATION ENTAIL?

The consultation will begin with an assessment, followed by a diagnosis. Once you have received your diagnosis, you will be given a management plan and will be prescribed with medication. You will also receive a full consultation report.

CAN YOU ARRANGE TESTS?

All tests can be arranged prior to your consultation with us and ever after the consultation.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I BE SEEN?

We endeavour to see you on the same day, if possible.

WILL I GET A COPY OF MY TEST RESULTS?

Yes, you will get a copy of your results as well as a CD of the MRI scan on request

I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC. DO YOU HAVE ANY ALTERNATIVES TO THE MRI SCAN?

Yes we do. We offer an Upright MRI and an Open MRI

IF I AM SEEN PRIVATELY, WILL I BE TAKEN OFF THE NHS WAITING LIST?

No. Seeing a doctor at Dementech will not affect your care through the NHS.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEO CALLS?

Dementech Neurosciences is now offering tele consultations to patients who are unable to physically attend our clinic on Wimpole street. We will be conducting these calls through Skype, FaceTime and WhatsApp call/Video call.

DO YOU PROVIDE FINANCE?

At this current time we do not offer finance. Payments will need to be made prior to tests and consultations.

HOW QUICKLY CAN WE GET AN MRI, BLOOD TEST AND OTHER TESTING DONE?

You can get the tests within 2 days of requesting it.

Test results will be received within 2 days.

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