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Dyskinesia Treatment


Dyskinesia is an involuntary movement that you cannot control. It can affect just one part of the body, like the head or an arm, or it can affect your entire body. Dyskinesia can range from mild to severe and painful according to the types he/she is experiencing, and interfere with normal daily activities. It can also variate in the frequency and the time of day that it happens.

icon Causes of Dyskinesia: Dyskinesia is most commonly caused by extended use of the medication levodopa. Levodopa is the preferred medication used in the treatment of Parkinson’s due to its effectiveness.

icon Symptoms of Dyskinesia: The dyskinesia symptoms vary from person to person and also per the types of dyskinesia. They can be very mild with a small movement of the head, arm, or leg. The dyskinesia symptoms can also be intense and comprise of multiple parts of the body moving involuntarily. Some of the symptoms of dyskinesia might look like:

  • fidgeting

  • wriggling

  • swaying of the body

  • bobbing of the head

  • twitching

  • restlessness

icon Treatment of Dyskinesia: The treatment of Dyskinesia is personalized and depends on the type and severity or extent of its symptoms. If lowering the or stopping the dosage of dyskinesia-causing medication don’t stop its symptoms, there are some other treatment alternatives available for dyskinesia.