A 48-year-old male asked:
My mum has a diagnosed Parkinson's Disease and she's suffering a lot from muscle rigidity. She can't relax her shoulders at all. Can I ask a cosmetic surgeon to inject botox to relieve some pain?
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Dr. Judy Fine-edelstein answered
Specializes in Neurology
PT medication change: I would first discuss the problem with her neurologist. PD can not only can cause rigidity in the limbs, but also in the trunk ,neck, etc. A careful exam will help to see if her symptoms are from PD, or from a "frozen" shoulder syndrome from other causes. Physical therapy, massage, exercise, and PD medication changes may really help before treatments such as Botox.
Answered on May 14, 2014
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