Botox® offers an effective nonsurgical solution for people with medical conditions that cause abnormal muscle movements. At The Neurology Institute in Coral Springs and Sunrise, Florida, a multispecialty team of medical professionals offers comprehensive care for neurological diseases. Book your appointment online or call the office nearest you to find out how Botox can help.
Botox is an injectable neurotoxin that disrupts nerve signals to prevent abnormal muscle movements.
Perhaps best known as an anti-wrinkle treatment, Botox has many important medical applications that can make life easier for people living with neurological diseases and other conditions.
The Neurology Institute offers Botox injections for conditions including:
Botox is for people who experience 15 or more headache days per month. Injections can reduce migraine frequency and intensity, preventing about 8-9 headache days per month.
Cervical dystonia causes abnormal muscle contractions in the neck, leading to neck pain and a tilted head. Botox relaxes the affected muscles, relieving pain and allowing your head to return to its normal position.
Blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid spasms) causes twitching, blinking, or other movements. Botox can effectively relax the affected muscles in the upper or lower eyelid.
Focal spasticity, in which muscles tighten to prevent normal movement, often affects people with traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, or cerebral palsy. It’s also common after strokes. Botox relaxes affected muscles to allow free movement again.
Hyperhidrosis, or excessive sweating, responds positively to Botox. The injections disrupt nerve signals that trigger sweating.
Facial hemispasm is a neuromuscular disorder in which one side of the face spasms abnormally. Botox prevents those muscle contractions.
Chronic sialorrhea (excessive drooling) is a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and stroke. Botox slows the movement of the salivary glands to reduce drooling.
TMJ disorders affect the jaw, causing pain and movement problems. Botox reduces movement in the jaw muscles to relieve pain and allow you to move your jaw smoothly again.
If you have any of these conditions, The Neurology Institute team may recommend Botox as part of your treatment plan.
Botox effects typically last about three months. If Botox is part of your long-term treatment strategy, expect to come in about four times a year to maintain your results.
Botox offers fast relief for many people who struggle with abnormal muscle movements. To learn more, call The Neurology Institute office nearest you or click on the online booking tool today.