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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Torticollis or Cervical Dystonia
and you are
between 18 and 90
years old
This is an observational trial.
You are contributing to medical knowledge about your condition.
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The purpose

Botulinum toxin injection in the contracting muscles has proven to be a safe and effective method of relieving pain and lessening dystonic posturing. The current hypothesis is that botulinum toxin works on altering sensory input in the central nervous system in addition to its effects on the neuromuscular junction. Magnetoencephalography (MEG)of brain has been used in dystonia such as writer's cramp and musician's hand dystonia. However, no study has investigated the correlation of central signal changes via magnetoencephalography before and after treatment with botulinum in torticollis patients. Prior studies using somatosensory potentials indicated the possibility of differential activation of precentral cortex in patients with cervical dystonia. Cervical dystonia may result from a disorder of both cortical excitability and intracortical inhibition. The investigators hypothesis is that botulinum injection modulates central inhibition which improves clinical outcome for torticollis.

Provided treatments

  • Drug: Botulinum Toxin A

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01056861. The sponsor of the trial is Henry Ford Health System and it is looking for 7 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effects of Botulinum on the Afferent Input Modulation of Neuronal Circuits Involved in Cervical Dystonia