What is Botox?

 Botox has been increasingly used in Neurology practice. In addition to its popular use for cosmetic purpose, it has been used in multiple neurological conditions. Botox works by blocking the neurotransmitter release from nerve endings to muscle, allowing the muscle to relax. As a result, abnormal movements or muscle contractions are decreased. It can be a possible treatment for the following conditions:

  • Migraines & tension headaches
  • Titled neck (torticollis or cervical dystonia)
  • Chronic neck and back pain
  • Facial and eye lid twitches
  • Limb spasticity
  • Hyperhydrosis

Every individuals response to Botox treatments varies. However, the rate of success is high and a majority of patients who receive Botox are satisfied by the benefits. It must also be noted that it is not a cure. The effects typically last 3 months and repeated treatment is necessary.

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