What is Botox treatment?
Botox treatment is a type of chemodenervation, or a treatment to block nerve signals. It is a prescription injection that contains a neurotoxin. Botox blocks messages from the nerve to the brain when injected into specific areas, resulting in the desired effects.
Many people seek out Botox treatment for wrinkle reduction. However, Botox benefits many other conditions, including neurological diseases.
Knight Neurology provides comprehensive, evidence-based neurological care to help patients get relief from their symptoms and improve their quality of life; this includes Botox treatments.
What conditions benefit from Botox treatment?
Knight Neurology offers Botox treatment for migraines, spasticity, and dystonia.
Migraines are a type of headache, causing intense throbbing head pain and lasting hours or days. Though the frequency of migraine headaches varies, some people have chronic migraines, experiencing these headaches 15 or more times a month.
Knight Neurology provides Botox treatment for people with chronic migraines to reduce the frequency of these headaches.
Spasticity causes chronic muscle contraction, limiting movement and causing pain. People with cerebral palsy (CP), multiple sclerosis (MS), or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have spasticity.
Botox treatment eases the muscle stiffness and tightness caused by spasticity, improving muscle movement and reducing pain.
Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes uncontrollable involuntary muscle contractions or twisting. You may develop dystonia following a stroke or if you have Parkinson’s disease.
Botox injections block the nerve signal that causes this muscle movement, temporarily stopping the repetitive action.
What can I expect during Botox treatment?
Your neurologist at Knight Neurology reviews the details of your Botox treatment at your initial consultation, including the placement and number of injections.
For neurological conditions, you may need several injections within the treatment area. However, most patients tolerate these injections with little discomfort.
You should be able to resume your usual activities after your Botox session.
How long does Botox treatment last?
Botox treatment at Knight Neurology only temporarily stops your neurological symptoms; results usually last three to four months. Your provider at Knight Neurology recommends you come back in for additional Botox injections as soon as you notice the effects wearing off.