A 59-year-old female asked:
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when bent over i cannot lift my head up. when i stood up, i can. some swelling on neck back. am 10 days post botox inject neck for spasms/migraine.

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
17 years experience Pain Management
Botox for Migraines: The dose from Botox for migraines is very low and unlikely to cause paralysis. I would consult with the administering doctor to assess.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. David Levens
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
Speak to your doctor: I utilize Botox for cosmetic indications but am aware of the multiple medical indications including uses for muscle spasm, headache and chronic pain. Clearly neck muscle injections designed to selectively decrease muscle activity may limit muscle function and thus lessen neck muscle activity (i.e. Motion of the head). 7-10 days is when the effect should be full or near full. Check with your md.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Can be normal: Usually if this is the first time, you could get some transient muscle weakness. I would discuss this with your doctor who performed the botox so they can adjust your dose next time.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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