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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pasquale Brancazio
33 years experience Neurology
Maybe beneficial: Botox has been shown to be an effective treatment for spasticity caused by a stroke. The negatives would br that it could work too well and cause weak ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
May benefit: BOTOX is approved for upper extremity, not so yet for leg, but could be of substantial value. Does not always work as well as one might hope, and cou ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Neurologist: you should speak to a neurologist or rehabiitation medicine specialist about botox. When it is injected to reduce spasticity, it may cause weakness i ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reduce spasticity: Botox can reduce the spasticity of certain muscle groups or reduce the activity of antagonistic muscles. In the case of facial paresis it can improve ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
14 years experience Sports Medicine
It can: Research has shown that repeated injections of Botox (botulinum toxin type a) can improve post-stroke spasticity.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Just a thought: You might consider ACUPUNCTURE...make sure that it's a LICENSED acupuncturist and hopefully approved by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Niles
16 years experience Family Medicine
Botox: I would start with Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Wright
36 years experience Cardiology
Go slow: Slow & steady wins this race. Continuing with a rehab plan set out by the doctor & therapist leads to the best result.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Help: These post stroke problems are not at all unusual. For help I would emphasize stress management techniques and avoidance of sleeping pills, tranquiliz ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Fatigue: Means REST: Hi post stroke your brain and body have a very lot of healing to do. When the body is recovering from major trauma it can take some time to resolve ... Read More
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