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Botox For Cervical Spondylosis (Detailed Response)

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Botox has been FDA approved for treating cervical dystonia since 2000. Dr. Demarco explains that treating a female patient in her early 60s with Botox for this debilitating condition has resulted in a restored quality of life due to a significant reduction in muscle stiffness and neck pain.

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1Can Botox Help Cervical Spondylosis?

Botulinum toxin type A injected directly into painful muscle groups improves average pain scores and certain aspects of quality of life in patients suffering from severe cervical and shoulder girdle myofascial pain.

2What Are The Side Effects Of Botox Injections In The Neck?

Common side effects may include muscle weakness near the injection site, difficulty swallowing, muscle stiffness, dry mouth, loss of appetite, among others. You may also notice bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. As with any time the skin is pierced by an injection, there is a chance for infection.

3Is Botox In The Neck Painful?

The needles used for BOTOX® injections are very fine, but you may experience some pain, swelling, and other reactions at the injection sites. The most common side effects of BOTOX® include difficulty swallowing, upper respiratory infection, neck pain, and headache.

4Can Botox Help With Cervical Neck Pain?

A new study shows that Botox injections may significantly reduce chronic neck pain when used in combination with physical therapy. Botox is a purified form of botulinum toxin type A that has long been used to relax muscles and treat uncontrolled muscle contractions caused by a number of medical conditions.

5Are Botox Neck Injections Safe?

Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. Possible side effects and complications include: Pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Headache or flu-like symptoms.

6How Long Does Botox In Neck Last?

When injected into the vertical bands of the neck, Botox can relax the dynamic muscles, making them less prominent, and resulting in a smoother, younger looking neck. The results can generally last 4-6 months. The procedure, as with any Botox treatment, can be repeated when the results begin to wear off.

7Can Botox Cause Neck Weakness?

[15] have shown that BoNT injections cause severe muscle atrophy and loss of contractile tissue in not only the injected muscles but also the non-injected muscles. Muscle weakness may be partly due to chronic neck pain, which as was previously shown in patients with chronic mechanical neck pain [9].

8What Are The Long Term Side Effects Of Botox?

Are there long-term effects from Botox?
difficulty swallowing.
drooping eyelid.
neck weakness.
nausea.
vomiting.