Cure For Dystonia?

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Cure For Dystonia?

Post by franks59 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:07 pm


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Re: Cure For Dystonia?

Post by dory » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:10 pm

I actually would seriously consider this if I were a professional musician with focal dystonia. I have a friend with the condition and it makes him really miserable, althpugh he still plays-- without a right hand thumb.
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Re: Cure For Dystonia?

Post by lagartija » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:41 pm

Having had brain surgery, I would call that a last act of desperation. :-|
You never know how well it will go and what you might lose. I had a choice of bilateral blindness or the chance avoiding that, but the possibility of other complications from surgery. Since I am very visual, to me, the decision was a "no brainer" . :-P
Even if one can't play your instrument, you don't lose the ability to live a musical life; just not the one you had...
Everyone has to make their own decision, but no surgery is without risk.
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Re: Cure For Dystonia?

Post by franks59 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:07 pm

I think it interesting that apparently the part of the brain that was causing the problem is not the same part that is used to play. I would have thought that the playing part was the one that became defective.

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Re: Cure For Dystonia?

Post by dory » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:43 pm

I have never had brain surgery so maybe I am making light of it.
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Re: Cure For Dystonia?

Post by lagartija » Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:53 am

dory wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:43 pm
I have never had brain surgery so maybe I am making light of it.
I've never had dystonia, so perhaps I am underestimating the desperation...
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