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Is getting botox for peripheral neuropathy safe?

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Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe.

In brief: Probably

Botox is a safe medication and if administered by a trained professional, it is safe.
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia
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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: NO

Botox works on the nerves that cause muscles to contract.
It does not work to block pain fibers in the nerve. It can help in migraines because it stops the muscles around nerves from contracting and causing compression.

In brief: NO

Botox works on the nerves that cause muscles to contract.
It does not work to block pain fibers in the nerve. It can help in migraines because it stops the muscles around nerves from contracting and causing compression.
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: No

While Botox can be used for several painful conditions, currently it is not indicated for peripheral neuropathy.

In brief: No

While Botox can be used for several painful conditions, currently it is not indicated for peripheral neuropathy.
Dr. Craig Morton
Dr. Craig Morton
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