treatments in kansas city
Do you suffer from muscle spasms in the neck?
This may be the result of cervical dystonia. Cervical dystonia is a condition in which the muscles in the neck spasm and tighten involuntarily. This can result in uncomfortable positioning or turning of the head or neck. The exact cause of cervical dystonia is unknown but it has been linked to previous injuries and certain medications such as antipsychotics and anti-nausea drugs.
How is cervical dystonia treated?
Some patients have relief with conservative measures such as physical therapy and stretching, icing and heating, topical creams, anti-inflammatories, and muscle relaxing medications. If these approaches don’t help, there is another option. At Motus, we offer muscle Botox in Kansas City for patients suffering from cervical dystonia.
How does muscle Botox treatments in Kansas City work?
Botox was FDA approved in 2000 for use in patients with cervical dystonia. Botox works by temporarily blocking the nerve signals that are sent from the brain to the muscles that tell them to contract. This effect can last up to 3 months. Studies showed improved head posture and reduced intensity and frequency of neck pain in patients after having received Botox.
The injections are performed in the office and an ultrasound machine is used to target the spasming muscles that are the source of your pain. This helps limit complications and improve the effectiveness of Botox.
Am I a candidate for muscle Botox treatments in Kansas City?
If you have been diagnosed with cervical dystonia or believe you may be suffering from this painful medical condition, please call or email us to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.