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I don’t like to call the process of dystonia rehabilitation a long-term struggle. As if the patient did not fight it seriously, did not try his best to beat the disease (only those who restore function are the winners), so he succumbed to the disease. “Live with Dystonia” is not a matter of winning or losing. We do not need to overcome the disease, but accept it as a part of our lives.
Changes in a pianist affected by dystonia before training, 15 days after training, and 90 days after training.
The basic exercise introduced in this video was invented by Stanley Rosenberg. It can quickly stimulate the nervous system and restore the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system to a balanced state. Most patients with dystonia have the problem of low parasympathetic nervous system. During rehabilitation, in addition to the movement exercises, improving the balance of the nervous system is also necessary.
Why would a musician with dystonia be unable to play at all because of excessive contraction of one finger? I think that is because under the interactive influence of various factors such as nerve innervation and muscular structure, it is impossible for the fingers to achieve true independence.
In the history of music, the most famous example of the pursuit of finger independence is the romantic composer Robert Schumann. The trend of dazzling techniques that swept through the 19th century brought a craze in the pursuit of techniques and indirectly increased the player’s demand for finger independence. However, can fingers really achieve independence? Or, is such independence just an illusion?
The latest research have found out the difference between a healthy brain and a brain with dystonia by MRI scan images. Such a biological marker will be an important milestone since it shows that dystonia is not just a movement disorder or a psychological problem, but a brain injury.
In the diagnosis of embouchure dystonia, except for facial muscles and lips, the rest includes the tongue, throat, diaphragm and airflow are all inside the body, and the standard of judgment depends only on sound, so “not seeing” becomes the biggest obstacle to diagnosis.
Some people think that it is because too much practice or wrong movements cause dystonia. However, there are many players around us who spend a lot of time practicing every day. How come they are not sick, but instead amateur players who only practice for half an hour in two or three days are.
In addition to emotions, stress, and unknown reasons, the use of medications may also cause dystonia. In the “Dystonia and Various Medications” published by Dr. Auberle, medications that are currently known to cause dystonia are listed.
“Musician’s dystonia” has only gradually received the attention of the medical community in the past two decades. This change is certainly closely related to neurological research, but if there is no musician to come forward, this thorny disease may still not spread under the sun.