About NSTA - National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

NSTA and BeyondRehab Cervical Dystonia Care Program

20 Feb

NSTA’s research goal is to fund seed grants to researchers with projects focusing on movement disorders that add to the understanding and treatment of cervical dystonia (CD); enabling projects to establish a basic principle or insight that can be used to apply for and win larger CD research grants from the public and private sources. […]

Reinvigorating Your Recovery Through Art Therapy – by Jane Hilton, Freelance Writer

25 Aug

Physical therapy can be trying, even if you remind yourself that each exercise you do is another step towards your recovery. When your body doesn’t want to cooperate with you, it can be easy to grow bored with your prescribed exercises. With only 11.7 million adults attending necessary physical therapy in 2011, it makes sense […]

Revance announced that the FDA has granted approval of DAXXIFY®

23 Aug

On August 14, 2023, Revance Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RVNC) announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first therapeutic indication for DAXXIFY® (DaxibotulinumtoxinA-Lanm) for injection for the treatment of cervical dystonia in adults.7 DAXXIFY®, powered by Peptide Exchange Technology™, was previously approved by the FDA for the temporary improvement […]

Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins

26 Jul

International Neurotoxin Association  7th International Conference Dates: 17-20 January 2024 Location: Estrel Berlin, Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany Conference Website: https://www.neurotoxins.org/toxins-2024/ The TOXINS conferences are the premier venue for consideration of the latest developments in the basic science and clinical applications of neurotoxins. The scientific program―presented by the world’s experts in their respective fields―will be […]

2019 NSTA Symposium – Saturday, Nov. 16th and Sunday, Nov. 17th

19 Aug

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT SPASMODIC TORTICOLLIS/CERVICAL DYSTONIA? The NSTA Symposium is Back! It is with a grateful thank you to the generous donations from Diane Truong, the late emeritus board member Bob Farmer, and from our sponsors Allergan Inc., Ipsen, MedTronics and US WorldMeds LLC, that we are proud to host our first symposium […]

In praise of Jean-Pierre Bleton’s approach to the rehabilitation of cervical dystonia and on its complementarity with botulinum toxin injections – by Matthieu, Paris, France

17 Apr

37-year old patient with cervical dystonia Original story published on https://amadys.fr/temoignage/temoignage-de-m-adherent-dystonie-cervicale-se-reeduquer-apprendre-a-bien-vivre-maladie/ Having worked for several years as both a tour guide and a teacher in Paris, while pursuing my PhD in art history, I was diagnosed last year at the age of 36 with cervical dystonia. Receiving this diagnosis – which came, fortunately enough, only […]

4th International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia, May 08-11, 2019, Hannover, Germany​

26 Nov

The 4th International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia 2019 covers topics such as: Teatment of Dystonia Dystonia Deep brain Stimulation Dystonias are amongst the most common movement disorders. Botulinum toxin and deep brain stimulation have revolutionized their therapy. However, there are still considerable unmet therapeutic needs. This was the reason to organise an International Congress […]

Tired of Your Cervical Dystonia? ASPEN Research Study Now Enrolling

19 Nov

Is your cervical dystonia medication wearing off too soon, with the pain returning? You’re not alone. A Phase 3 global research study called ASPEN, sponsored by Revance, needs people aged 18 to 80 who have been diagnosed with isolated cervical dystonia and who haven’t had a botulinum toxin injection within the previous 14 weeks. The […]

Our Fundraiser with a Different Name is Still as Sweet! – MOVE4U 5K Walk/Run at Mile Square Park

24 Feb

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the NSTA is hosting a 5K Walk/Run fundraiser at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, California together with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation(PMDF) . Proceeds will help the NSTA in providing information and support to people spasmodic torticollis/cervical dystonia and the PMDF raise funds to support research. If you […]