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Botox Treatment for Movement Disorders

Botulinum therapy (otherwise known as Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, or Myobloc) can be used to treat several neurological conditions, including certain movement disorders and pain syndromes. We offer Botulinum therapy for the following conditions:

Dystonia

Dystonia are involuntary muscle contractions that cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures and can affect anyone at any age. This medical condition can affect your face, eyes (causing excessive blinking known as blepharospasm), jaw, neck (known as cervical dystonia/spasmodic torticollis), limbs, and trunk.

Secondary dystonia results from degenerative conditions such as Parkinson's disease and brain injury from trauma or other neurologic disorders. As well, environmental factors can be attributed, including medications, toxins, infections, or stroke. Spinal cord injury, head, and peripheral injury are also recognized contributors to dystonia.

Migraine Headaches

Botulinum therapy can treat chronic migraine headaches that are refractory to oral medications.

Drooling

Injections of the salivary gland can help reduce saliva production and help with excessive drooling that can be seen in Parkinson’s disease and a number of other conditions.

Spasticity

Spasticity is when patients experience stiff, often painful limbs due to excessive muscle contractions. Causes include multiple sclerosis, stroke, tumor, and cerebral palsy. Botulinum toxin (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport, Myobloc) can help improve range of motion.

Tremor

Tremors are most commonly noticed in the hands and arms, but may affect other body parts, including the neck. Botulinum toxin can be very effective in treating tremors.

Other Movement Disorders

  • Dystonic tics of the eyes, mouth/lips, tongue, and neck
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Tardive dyskinesias/dystonia of the mouth/lips, tongue, and neck
  • Teeth grinding/bruxism

Saw Dr. Peeraully in person for the first time. She is seeing me because I was diagnosed with Parkinson's. She was very polite and explained things & answered questions. I was very impressed. She does not rush you.

Patient of Tasneem Peeraully, MD