I am not very good at drawing and this is really bad. I tried looking for images I could use and then just draw over, but they were either not anatomically correct, or had other problems. Being that I have generalized dystonia and can hurt lots of places at once, I decided to try and diagram the worst of it. The worst parts are a combination of spasmodic torticollis and trunkal dysontia.
It took me two hours just to do this diagram. The red lines are where the pain is. The blue lines are where things pop due to the unrelenting spasms.
The spasmodic torticollis is literally the pain in the neck. From right below the ear down to the entire collarbone area. After almost a year of this everyday, my shoulders get hunched and are now sore and the pain has branched out. And my colllarbonne now pops, my jaw in a wahy it shouldn’t, and a whole lot of neck popping.
The trunkal issues are no picinic. They don’t hurt relentlessly but they do have their own evil effects. When the area around my ribs goes into one long continuous spasm, it gets hard to breathe. I can not get a full breath. Before saying anything, I have to force a breath. And it occasionally peaks, and I almost start crying involuntarily. It’s weird because it is not from pain, it just seems to be a natural response to suffocating. And over time, my sternum has begun to pop. Under normal circumstances, your sternum should not pop.
There are probably a dozen other smaller symptoms I could go into that may eventually grow into somethings bigger, but that is not important for now. Just don’t laugh at my drawing and know that with my hands hurting, it took hours to draw even that.