Adults With Cervical Dystonia | XEOMIN®

Adults With Cervical Dystonia


  • Cervical dystonia is the most common form of focal dystonia1
  • In 2007, cervical dystonia was estimated to affect more than 90,000 people in the United States1
  • Misdiagnoses may include tremor, Parkinson’s disease, tics, chorea, psychogenic movement disorder, headache, and scoliosis2

Symptom Stabilization

  • Stabilization of symptoms is common but can take several years3
  • Remission has been reported in 10% to 23% of patients3
  • However, progression to segmental dystonia occurs in up to 20% of patients3


  • Head and neck turning, tilting, or jerking
  • Head and neck shaking (spasms)
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Neck and shoulder stiffness

Types of Head Movement

  • Torticollis and laterocollis, or a combination of these two, are the most common manifestations4
  • Head tremor4
Jan, patient with cervical dystonia.

Read Jan's story, an adult with cervical dystonia treated with XEOMIN

Unlike other forms of focal dystonia, pain is often a prominent symptom1


  1. Dashtipour K, Lew M. Cervical dystonia. In: Stacy MA, ed. Handbook of Dystonia. 1st ed. New York, NY: Informa Healthcare; 2007:137–154.
  2. Tarsy D. Dystonia. In: Adler CH, Ahlskog JE, eds. Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines for the Practicing Physician. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2000:297–311.
  3. Jankovic J. Treatment of cervical dystonia. In: Brin MF, Comella C, Jankovic J, eds. Dystonia: Etiology, Clinical Features, and Treatment. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004:159–166.
  4. Lalli S, Albanese A. The diagnostic challenge of primary dystonia: evidence from misdiagnosis. Mov Disord. 2010;25(11):1619–1626.