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Botox in Physical Therapy
How to reduce muscle spasm and pain?
By using Botox in physical therapy, dystonia - a neuromuscular motion disorder characterized by an uncontrolled muscular contraction that causes abnormal movements of certain body parts or positions accompanied by great pain.
The disorder may interfere with any part of the body, including:
• upper body
• face or vocal cords.
Although dystonia is not deadly, it is classified as a chronic disorder and its prognosis is difficult to predict. The goal of therapy is to reduce myasthenia spasms and pain.
Botox injections are also used in healing treatments:
• repercussions of stroke
• cerebral paralysis
• multiple sclerosis
Neurons generate new neural endings that reactivate dystonia, therefore the improvement is not on the long term, but the treatment can be repeated three to four months depending on the individual and the botox action lasts for up to 6 months.
Physical and work therapy is commonly used in stretching and restoring muscle function. Some patients may develop antibodies to the toxin over time, reducing the effect of the treatment.
Since 2000. Botox has been officially approved for use in the treatment of cervical dystonia.