ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Depending on the type of dystonia, you may experience complications, including:
- Permanent physical deformities
- Physical disabilities that can affect your ability to perform day-to-day activities or specific tasks
- Functional blindness from dystonia that affects your eyelids (blepharospasm)
- Positioning of your head to one side or pulled forward or backward
- Difficulty with jaw movement, swallowing or speech
- Pain and fatigue, due to constant contraction of your muscles
All of these factors may lead to feelings of frustration, depression or anxiety.
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