Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Risk factors for cervical dystonia include:
- Age. While the disorder can occur in people of any age, even children, it most commonly begins between the ages of 40 and 70.
- Sex. Compared with men, women are nearly twice as likely to develop cervical dystonia.
- Family history. If a close family member has cervical dystonia or some other type of dystonia, you are at higher risk of developing the disorder.
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