The NSTA annual symposium provides a friendly atmosphere where you can learn more about ST.
Over the years, NSTA has helped thousands of people in their search for relief from the pain and disability caused by ST
National Spasmodic Torticollis Association (NSTA) Membership Information
» One years subscription of the ST Quarterly Magazine (Four issues are published a year)
» Member prices for "Helpful Products" including literature such as the Spasmodic Torticollis Handbook and Living well with Dystonia.
» We also have a Physical Therapy video that will teach you exercises that can be performed at home.
» Member registration prices for NSTA symposiums, held at least annually...
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Southern California Regional Conference – Saturday March 25, 2017
The NSTA is hosting a SoCal Regional Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The conference will take place at the Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, California 90815. Registration for the conference is FREE thanks to our sponsors. The conference will begin at 9:00 am which will give people in the surrounding area enough time to drive in. Parking for conference attendees is complimentary. The day will begin with a two hour support group meeting. One group […]
Volunteers Needed for Research Survey – “Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia”
Dear Friends of the NSTA The “Reproductive Factors and Cervical Dystonia” study being conducted by the Chairman of our Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Mark LeDoux has been announced in the ST Quarterly magazine for over a year. We have been informed that over 1000 dystonia respondents participated in the study however they have less than 500 controls. The goal is to accumulate information from 1500 people diagnosed with cervical dystonia along with matching numbers of controls to make strong statistical […]
Dystonia versus Spasticity by Drake D. Duane, MS MD
These two are very different terms in medical language. Both imply muscle “spasm” or involuntary contraction; however, both are caused not by muscle disorders, but by brain or spinal cord disorders. Any of us might experience a muscle spasm as say in a muscle cramp or after any painful injury muscles may tighten up. These are muscle spasms, but not dystonia or spasticity. A source of confusion is an old term for torticollis “spastic torticollis.” However, both words are not […]
Dystonia Advocates’ From Across the Country Convened in Washington, D.C. By Jeff Shair
It was an honor and a privilege that I was asked to represent the NSTA this year for Dystonia Advocacy Day. Representatives from Dystonia Advocacy Network (DAN) assembled in Washington on Capitol Hill for the purpose of bringing awareness to the cause and to lobby for more funds for the disorder. In actuality, it was a two-day event that took place from April 12-13. On the first day of the meeting, we were trained how to advocate to our legislators […]
NSTA Hosts Two Successful Fundraisers!
The NSTA hosts two major fundraisers annually to raise funds and spread awareness of cervical dystonia. One fundraiser is in the form of a 5k Walk/Run called the Zent-A-Thon that is held together with the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Foundation (PMDF, www.pmdf.org). The other fundraiser involves NSTA joining a dozen non-profit food booths at the Fountain Valley, California summer festival. The NSTA has hosted these two fundraisers for the past couple of years with great success and I am happy […]