Botox Injection for Spasticity
What is it?
Botox is a neurotoxin produced by bacteria. It is used for a variety of cosmetic and medical procedures. When injected into muscle, it can be used to control severe muscle spasm.
How it is performed
The botox is prepared by mixing it and injected into the muscle in very small amounts. The location of the injection depends on which muscles are experiencing spasm.
What patients are candidates?
Patients with severe muscle spasms such as facial spasms, focal dystonia, and torticollis may receive botox.
How long does the procedure take?
After the procedure, the patient is observed for 15-20 minutes for adverse side effects. They may then be discharged home.