Never Die a Nerve

Writer's Cramp, Origin, Treatment and Prevention

by Jeanne M. Brown,

The first scientific documentation of a successful treatment of writer's cramp.

Dystonia are movement disorders characterized by sustained contractions, twisting and spastic movements and postures which usually increase with motion.

Writer's cramp or Scrivener's palsy, an idiopathic torsion dystonia (ITD), is an adult-onset dystonia of the writing arm, heretofore, associated with unclear cause and mechanism.

Nerve Die A Nerve™ offers scientific and clinical evidence that the origin of writer's cramp is in the forearm muscles and not in the brain as is commonly believed. It advances the theory that writer's cramp is caused by repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders of the nerves in the forearm and is anatomically distinct from the symptomatic torsion dystonia.

It further hypothesizes that other ITD such as spasmodic torticollis or wry neck, blepharospasm or dystonia of eye muscles, oromandibular dystonia or dystonia of the jaw, lingual dystonia or dystonia of the tongue, and dystonic dysphonia or dystonia of the vocal cord obey the above theory. It offers a different approach and effective treatment of writer's cramp and perhaps for other ITD.

  • Muscle Joint Nerve; May 2003
  • ISBN: 9781932231045
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  • Title: Never Die a Nerve
  • Author: Jeanne M. Brown; Anuthep Benja-Athon
  • Imprint: Muscle Joint Nerve