Botox injection for Dystonia
What Is Cervical Dystonia?
Cervical dystonia is a medical condition that causes the tightening and uncontrolled spams of muscles in the neck. With cervical dystonia, the head may turn in odd ways, or it may be placed into an awkward, uncomfortable position, that can be painful and difficult for the patient.
Causes and Symptoms of Cervical Dystonia
The exact causes of cervical dystonia are still unknown. Some cases appear to be linked to head, neck, or shoulder injuries, or to the usage of certain drugs, such as antipsychotic or anti-nausea drugs.
Commonly found symptoms of cervical dystonia may include:
- Muscle spasms or tightness
- Uncomfortable pulling in the neck
- Pain during head turning
- Persistent eck pain
- Head or hand tremors
How BOTOX® Works in the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia
To treat adults with cervical dystonia, BOTOX® serves to block the nerves that cause muscle spasms. This helps reduce muscle stiffness and tension in patient.