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what are the side effects of botox injections for dystonia

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Depending on where: You must've gotten injected in the neck somewhere....probably in the sternocleidomastoid muscles. The medication will leak out of the muscles and aff ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
A bit of a problem!: Because Botox weakens muscles, it may be that some of the medicine got into muscles you use for swallowing. The effect is usually about three months.. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
It is temporary: The length of time this last will vary AT some usages will be effective for a month. Others will last two months and continue to be effective . You ma ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
See university MD: Phenol and surgery are permanent changes to your nervous system, with all the potential benefits and potential risks of that. "Cervical dystonia", or ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Generally No: Baclofen pump only helps with spasticity mainly in lower extremities. Phenol injection only helps if placed on a motor nerve, the problem with that w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Good: you had it but it was probably normal. Botox effects will last a while
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Andrea
34 years experience Dentistry
About five days : Botox takes about 4-5 days to cause muscle relaxation in most areas. That's why most clinicins will have you return in two weeks to reevaluate treatm ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Faubel
14 years experience Pain Management
Botox: Botox (or other botulinum toxin) is the gold standard for limb dystonia. Acupunture is not known for helping with limb dystonia as much as just the p ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not usually: Botox in the usual therapeutical doses has little side effects although there have been headaches reported after Botox injections. As for acupuncture ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Certainly: But it really depends on how longstanding the dystonia has been present and the amount of fibrosis that will determine the extent if relief achieved w ... Read More
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