(Botox) Botulinum Toxin Injections for Muscle Spasms

Botulinum (Botox) treatments relieve muscle spasm problems that occur from injury or illness. Our doctors are currently using the two available types; Botox (botulinum type A), and Myobloc (botulinum type B). Botox and Myobloc have a slightly different mechanism of action, but both block the nerve from sending the chemical message which causes muscle spasms. Botox and Myobloc are therapeutic muscle-relaxing agents which are injected directly into the spasming muscle. The doctor will know which type of botulinum toxin will work best for your disorder.

Some disorders that are treated with botulinum injections (Botox or Myobloc) in our office are: Muscle spasticity, Migraine headaches, Muscles Spasms (such as whiplash from car accidents), Torticolis (severe neck spasming muscles), Myofascial (muscle) Pain Syndrome, spasticity from Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, and other medical conditions.

The botulinum injections therapeutic effect begins approximately 3 days after injection, and generally reaches its maximum effect in 2 to 3 weeks. The therapeutic effect lasts from 3 months and up to 6 months or more. For more information on Botox or Myobloc, please refer to our Related Links of Interest page.

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