Negroski Neurology

BOTOX TREATMENTS

Dr. Negroski uses Botox to treat several disorders discussed below 

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We have all heard of using  BOTOX® to
improve our appearance by reducing the ability to move the muscles in the face to lessen the appearance of wrinkles or  create new ones. 

Well, now the FDA has approved BOTOX® neurotoxin to decrease the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain associated with cervical dystonia (CD; also known as spasmodic torticollis). BOTOX® is also approved to treat blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), and strabismus (crossed eyes). Other medical uses of BOTOX® continue to be investigated. 

While not FDA approved for certain other conditions, Botox has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of spasticity from stroke, MS, CP, and spinal cord injury.  It has also been found effective in other forms of dystonia (including that associated with Parkinson Disease), muscle spasms, headache, migraine, and siallorhea (excessive drooling).  

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Medicare and many commercial insurance companies cover these procedures.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office and we would be happy to assist you.

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What exactly is Botox?   Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism

Botox (botulinum toxin injections) is a biological medication that is injected into overactive muscles to weaken the muscle.
That may sound unnerving but in small doses, doctors use it to treat health problems with great success. 

Botox is injected into specific muscles which are overactive, as determined by both the patient and the neurologist.  Two or three days later, the muscles weaken slightly, thus facilitating the dexterity of a hand, improving walking, or decreasing pain, whichever the specific case may be.

 

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