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How is botox used to relieve muscle spasms?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: Botox

It weakens the muscle for a short period of time like 3-4 months resulting in less muscle spasm.
It also has specific qualities of inhibiting substance p which is a chemical that causes pain in the area as well.

In brief: Botox

It weakens the muscle for a short period of time like 3-4 months resulting in less muscle spasm.
It also has specific qualities of inhibiting substance p which is a chemical that causes pain in the area as well.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Blocks Contraction

Botox acts on the nerve endings at the neuromuscular junction (the interface between the nerve and the muscle).
Botox selectively blocks the signaling from the nerve to the muscle that tells the muscle to contract. Depending on the dose of botox, you can get a greater or lesser effect on the amount of muscle relaxation produced. Hope this helps!

In brief: Blocks Contraction

Botox acts on the nerve endings at the neuromuscular junction (the interface between the nerve and the muscle).
Botox selectively blocks the signaling from the nerve to the muscle that tells the muscle to contract. Depending on the dose of botox, you can get a greater or lesser effect on the amount of muscle relaxation produced. Hope this helps!
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Paralysis

Botox stops contraction of muscles.
It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. Muscle spasms are rapid contractions of the muscle in question. Botox injection into the problematic muscle will prevent further contractions.

In brief: Paralysis

Botox stops contraction of muscles.
It is injected directly into the belly of the muscle that is being paralyzed. Muscle spasms are rapid contractions of the muscle in question. Botox injection into the problematic muscle will prevent further contractions.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Botox

Botox is a purified protein that, when injected into muscles, causes muscles to relax.
If the muscle is in spasm, Botox blocks the nerve transmission that tells the muscle to contract, decreasing the spasm.

In brief: Botox

Botox is a purified protein that, when injected into muscles, causes muscles to relax.
If the muscle is in spasm, Botox blocks the nerve transmission that tells the muscle to contract, decreasing the spasm.
Dr. Jason Lichten
Dr. Jason Lichten
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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Botox muscle relax

Orthopedists, neurologists and other doctors might use the Botox to relax the spasm of the muscle by injeting Botox into it.
Botox prevents muscle contraction temporarily, but this can last for months and the doctor has to evaluate the consequence of relaxing that particular muscle and make sure its lack of function won't interfere with important activity such as raising an arm or lifting the head.

In brief: Botox muscle relax

Orthopedists, neurologists and other doctors might use the Botox to relax the spasm of the muscle by injeting Botox into it.
Botox prevents muscle contraction temporarily, but this can last for months and the doctor has to evaluate the consequence of relaxing that particular muscle and make sure its lack of function won't interfere with important activity such as raising an arm or lifting the head.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relaxation

When Botox is injected into the muscle, it temporarily paralyzes the muscle.
It can take up to 2 weeks to see results, and results can last 3-6 months.

In brief: Relaxation

When Botox is injected into the muscle, it temporarily paralyzes the muscle.
It can take up to 2 weeks to see results, and results can last 3-6 months.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Muscle weakening

Botox weakens muscle function by temporarily blocking the connection between a nerve and a muscle.
This may help muscle spasms by reducing the intensity and frequency of muscle contraction.

In brief: Muscle weakening

Botox weakens muscle function by temporarily blocking the connection between a nerve and a muscle.
This may help muscle spasms by reducing the intensity and frequency of muscle contraction.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Weakens muscle

Botox weakens/paralyzes muscles so the spasm is relieved.
A spasm is just a muscle that is continuously contracting rather than relaxing. Botox can help with the relaxation part and can last up t o 3-6 months.

In brief: Weakens muscle

Botox weakens/paralyzes muscles so the spasm is relieved.
A spasm is just a muscle that is continuously contracting rather than relaxing. Botox can help with the relaxation part and can last up t o 3-6 months.
Dr. Seema Patel
Dr. Seema Patel
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