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Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation
551 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10176
The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation (BSDPF) is a voluntary, non-profit organization that was established in 1995 to find better treatments and cures for the movement disorders dystonia and Parkinson's disease and to provide medical and patient information. Dystonia is a group of movement disorders that vary in their symptoms, causes, progression, and treatments. This group of neurological conditions is generally characterized by involuntary muscle contractions that force the body into abnormal, sometimes painful, movements and positions (postures). Parkinson's disease is a slowly progressive neurologic condition characterized by involuntary trembling (tremor), muscular stiffness or inflexibility (rigidity), slowness of movement and difficulty carrying out voluntary movements.
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