Botox is a class of medication known as neurotoxins. Botox is a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Although it is considered a neurotoxin, in small doses it has been shown to be therapeutic and effective for the treatment of a variety of conditions.What is Botox used for?Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of:
Cervical dystonia - Neck pain and abnormal head position associated with severe muscle spasm.
Strabismus - Lazy eye
Blepharospasm - Uncontrolled twitching of the eyelid.
Upper limb spasticity - muscle stiffness in hand, elbow, wrist due to sustained muscle contraction.
Hyperhidrosis - Uncontrolled excessive underarm sweating.
Chronic migraine - headaches for that affect you for at least four hours a day for more than 14 days a month.
Botox works by inhibiting nerve activity within the muscle by blocking activity and causing targeted temporary paralysis. This will improve conditions that are being caused by spasticity or overactivity of certain muscles.
Botox is administered through injection into the muscles. Additional guidance procedures may be used to ensure additional safety and accuracy.
Treatments are typically performed every 3-4 months if symptoms persist.
Although Botox is considered safe when performed by a doctor, there are some potential side effects that include redness, flu like symptoms, muscle paralysis as well more serious side effects. Patients should first consult with our doctor to see if they are a candidate for the procedure.
Fibromyalgia is a painful condition of the body which affects the muscles. Fibromyalgia symptoms include chronic pain in the muscles, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points at certain parts of the body.
ending on the case and location the intensity can range from mild discomfort to severe symptoms. Knots may be visible or felt beneath the skin. The pain does not resolve on its own, even after typical first-aid self-care such as ice, heat, and rest. It is also associated with trigger points. Additional symptoms may include referred pain, restricted movement, and sleep disturbances.
Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a diagnostic technique that uses sound waves to image painful or injured areas in the body. Diagnostic ultrasound helps to provide visible, high resolution images of injured areas without using radiation or causing patients further discomfort. Ultrasound imaging is safe and noninvasive. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is always comfortable for patients and can be used as many times as necessary. Musculoskeletal ultrasound improves accuracy of treatments helping to differentiate muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and nerves. It is useful to locate the injured area. Patients find it very helpful to see these areas of their body when being treated for better comfort.