Dystonia: A Personal Story
When MBC member Michael Worthington was just 20-years-old, he started experiencing a condition so severe, he couldn’t even drive a car. Muscle spasms all over his body worsened, preventing him from working or participating in life.
He had developed dystonia, a neurological disorder.
But thanks to the work of neurologist Dr. Mariana Varga, Michael is now working and in the best shape of his life.
Join us as Dr. Varga talks about dystonia, its causes, and how she is able to return people like Michael back to living a quality life.
About Our Speaker
Dr. Varga specializes in the diagnosis and comprehensive treatment of movement disorders using medication, deep brain stimulation and neurorehabilitation botulinum toxin injection. She employs clinical research as an avenue to contribute to this rapidly expanding field of medicine, with the intent of providing cutting-edge treatment for her patients.
Dr. Varga is a board-certified neurologist who received her Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where she also completed a residency in radiology. Dr. Varga subsequently fulfilled her neurology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She then completed a two-year movement disorder fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio with a combined focus on the diagnosis and medical management of movement disorders, and microelectrode recording for brain mapping for deep brain stimulation surgery treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor disorders. Before moving to Austin, Dr. Varga served as Medical Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, California.
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