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National Spasmodic Torticollis Association

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Justin G. Aquines, Executive Director
9920 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

800-487-8385 (Voice - Toll-free),
800-HUR-TFUL (Voice - Toll-free),

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The National Spasmodic Torticollis Association (NSTA) is a non profit organization formed to provide information and support to people with Spasmodic Torticollis (ST), a painful and debilitating neurological condition that affects over 150,000 people in the United States. Caused by a dysfunction in the brain, ST causes sustained or intermittent involuntary contractions of muscles around the neck, causing the head to turn or lean to one side, or forward or backward. The Association has an outreach program designed to bring ST patients together and to make the medical profession and general public more aware of the disorder. Chapters are located nationwide.


NSTA publishes a fact sheet on Spasmodic Torticollis and other articles and brochures about ST and its treatment. Serial publication: Newsletter, Quarterly. Videotape resources include: "Rehabilitative Exercises and Physical Therapy for Spasmodic Torticollis," 40 minute tape on VHS produced by NSTA, (c) 2001; and a Public Service Announcement "Spasmodic Torticollis is" narrated by Ms. Dixie Carter former star of Designing Women, 30 seconds available on VHS or Beta.


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Date Entered: 7/1/1997
Date Edited: 11/30/2012
Date Revised: 2/4/2003
Health Referral Number: HR2108
Accession Number: DP91A0732

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