Botox® for Movement Disorders and Muscle Spasm
Botox injections can be used to calm and relax excessive muscle contractions caused by many diseases and conditions.
What are movement disorders?
Movement disorders are involuntary muscle contractions that cause repetitive movements and include:
What are muscle spasms?
A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Sometimes a muscle spasm can resolve on its own with stretching and massage as well as applying heat or ice. If you are experiencing the same muscle spasm often or over and over with severe pain, we can offer treatment.
How is Botox used to treat movement disorders and muscle spasm?
Botox is used to relax muscles and it can also be used to control involuntary movement. The benefits of Botox therapy can last up to three months.
A small dose of Botox is injected directly into the muscle at the site of the spasm. The latest in neurophysiology technology is used to pinpoint the most beneficial injection site or sites in order to cause the least amount of discomfort.
A neurologist must screen each candidate to determine whether Botox® is appropriate for the particular needs of each individual patient.
For more information on Botox therapy, call 570-887-2838.