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Cervical Dystonia Immediately After Flu Shot
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Cervical Dystonia Immediately After Flu Shot

My husband, previously perfectly healthy, rarely went to the doctor, suddenly developed cervical dystonia, torticollis and shoulder pain following a flu injection last winter.  the shoulder pain was in the same arm of the injection site.  His neurologist told us that he believed the flu shot had caused this condition because it developed so suddenly.  He is taking Botox shots which has provided some relief but seems to get worse again the closer he gets to the time for another shot.  In your opinion, could the flu shot have caused this, either from the injection itself of the way it was administered?
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While there is no stated cases of Cervical Dystonia (that i can find) with a flu vaccine, neurological conditions are known to be triggered by a flu vaccine. They include Guillain Barre Syndrome, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Narcolepsy. That your husband developed a neurological condition immediately after a flu vaccine is very suspect.

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