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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

Probably: Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??

Baclofen good medication for spasticity due to peripheral neuropathy? Cyclobenzaprine better choice??

Rx and muscle spasms: Either one of these may be helpful for muscle spasm symptoms. Sometimes neither of them is helpful. Both of them are worth a try. Spasticity is increased muscle tone that occurs due to a spinal cord or brain injury, not peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Botox has been used for years in many medical applications. The amount of Botox used for the typical cosmetic treatment of moderate expression lines of the face is 1/10 to 1/3 the amount used in other medical conditions. The biggest contraindications for the general healthy public include pregnancy and breast feeding or active infection at the site of treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is botox safe?

Is botox safe?

Yes: Like any product, its safety of the is dependent upon and responsive to the person administering it & it's quality. Botox is a purified protein that alters the muscles ability to cause lines and deep wrinkles around the outer eyes and forehead. Choose a physician wisely and do not go overboard with removing all lines or wrinkles. Animation is good! Be smart! www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

How effective is acupuncture and botox for limb dystonia?

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 pain. ...Read more

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What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)?

Botox Side Effects: Very rare to have any side effects at all. In my experience of 1000's of injections the most common occurrences are mild discomfort at the injection site (seconds to minutes), mild swelling or redness (seconds to minutes), bleeding (drop), bruising (mild), unsatisfactory result (<5%) (over or under corrected), drooping eyelid (exceedingly rare), allergic (exceedingly rare). ...Read more

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What doctors taking medicare perform botox injection for piriformis syndrome?

What doctors taking medicare perform botox injection for piriformis syndrome?

Other options: Botox is not approved by insurance companies or medicare for pirifoemis syndrome. There are other options for treatment, however, including standard trigger point injections (with Lidocaine or saline), topical Baclofen (from a compounding pharmacy) and physical therapy. Acupuncture can help. It is also out of pocket, but likely less than botox. ...Read more

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

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Is Nortriptyline used for neuropathy or nerve pain?

Of course: Combinations of nortriptyline with another psychoactive drug are frequently prescribed for treatment of continuous neuropathic pain. ...Read more

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Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections contraindicated for someone pregnant?

Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections contraindicated for someone pregnant?

Botox pregnancy: Yes, Botox and fillers should not be used during pregnancy as we have no studies demonstrating their safety during this time. Fortunately, pregnancy makes most women look wonderful, so i suspect you wouldn't need it anyways. Good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

How effective is Lyrica (pregabalin) for preventing nerve pain?

Nerve pain: Lyrica (pregabalin) has been one of the medications that has shown reasonable responses in treating nerve pain. ...Read more

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Is methycobal 500 used for treating neuralgia? Compared to Neurobion, Neurogen E, which is more effective?

Is methycobal 500 used for treating neuralgia? Compared to Neurobion, Neurogen E, which is more effective?

Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is used to treat peripheral neuropathy that is due to a deficiency in vitamin B12. There is not a lot of research into head-to-head comparisons of the efficacy of over the counter medications (including vitamins). Just make sure to normalize your vitamin B12 level if it is low. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/926.html ...Read more

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Is Amitriptyline or Neurontin (gabapentin) better for neuropathy?

Is Amitriptyline or Neurontin (gabapentin) better for neuropathy?

Both work for some : it's variable. Some patients do better on one, others on the other. Both drugs can cause drowsiness at first, and some other side effects. Most doctors recommend starting at a low dose and gradually increasing it. ...Read more

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Is lyrica (pregabalin) used for trilgimal neugia ? I also take gabapintin .

Is lyrica (pregabalin)  used for trilgimal  neugia ? I also take gabapintin .

Will not reverse: Facial nerve damage, but may help with symptoms. Patients primarily treated with prednisone. Do not take both drugs at the same time! ...Read more

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How effective is lyrica (pregabalin) in treating sciatic pain?

How effective is lyrica (pregabalin) in treating sciatic pain?

Not effective: In a recent study, pregabalin was shown to be no more effective than placebo for reducing sciatic leg pain. Rather, pregabalin was associated with my higher rate of side effects. A handful of studies have evaluated its use in back sciatica, and all conclude that it has minimal, if any, effects. It appears at least slightly less effective than amitriptyline, celecoxib, and tramadol/acetaminophen. ...Read more

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75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain ??

75mg Lyrica (pregabalin) and 20mg baclofen for peripheral neuropathy. How long after can I take 5/325 norco for pain ??

See details: Avoid taking narcotics at all if possible. The addiction risks increase the longer you take it. Instead, increase the Lyrica (pregabalin) dose. I am not sure Baclifen has all that much benefit. Finally, identify and treat the cause of the neuropathy. ...Read more

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Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Are botox or hyaluronic acid injections not recommended for someone on antidepressants?

Unrelated: Injectable therapy should not have any physiologic effect on antidepressant medication. The two can be used simultaneously in a safe fashion. ...Read more

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Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Cervical fusion (6 years ago). For bulging, cervicogenic headache, stenosis. Is it safe? Recommended with laser treatments. Having muscle spasms after

Surgery alone? No: Assuming the diagnosis of cervicogenic headaches (CGH) is accurate then, the best treatment approaches are generally multifaceted and surgery typically is the final added element of any treatment plan. Have you otherwise tried a combination of medication, physical therapy, other non-drug interventions, and neck blocks? If not, then, I recommend you try those first before doing surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)

Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

A condition in which a person experiences weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more