Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions that result in twisting and repetitive movements. There is no cure available for dystonia and treatment is difficult and limited to reducing the symptoms of the disorder.

Feinstein Institute researchers are developing novel imaging techniques that are helpful in identifying this disorder and important for diagnosing and assessing the extent of the problem as the disease progresses. These imaging methods are also used to identify abnormalities in the brains of individuals who have a genetic predisposition to dystonia and are therefore at risk of developing the disease.

Feinstein Institute investigators who study dystonia include David Eidelberg.