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Botox Therapy

 

Botulinum toxin, BOTOX, is a medicine that can be used to decrease tone or unwanted spasms in a specific muscle or muscles. It does this by stopping the impulse between the nerve endings and the muscle which would otherwise produce muscle contraction. Botulinum toxin is the same toxin that can cause botulism, a form of food poisoning. It is however, given in extremely small amounts and is placed directly into the muscle effecting only the area it has contacted with. The medication itself is painless and not known to leave any painful sensation after it is given.

The above nformation referenced from: BOTOX Information Sheet Frank S. Pidcock, M.D.

 

Information Sites

  • Botox for Therapy
     

  • Botox Information Page
     

  • Botox Treatment  
     

  • Cerebral Palsy - Drug Therapy

 

Fact Sheets

  • Factsheet: Botox

  • PubMed Double Blind Study of HI and Low Botox

  • UCP Research Facts Sheet

 

 

Botox Research Information

  • Functional improvement in cerebral palsy patients treated with botulinum toxin A injections - preliminary results.
     
  • Effect of botulinum toxin type A on cerebral palsy with upper limb spasticity.
     
  • Changes in movement characteristics of the spastic upper extremity after botulinum toxin injection.
     
  • Intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin for the treatment of wrist and finger spasticity after a stroke.
     
  • Addressing spasticity-related pain in children with spastic cerebral palsy.
     
  • Botulinum toxin in upper limb spasticity after acquired brain injury: a randomized trial comparing dilution techniques.
     
  • Effect of intramuscular botulinum toxin injection on upper limb spasticity in stroke patients.
     
  • Clinical study of botulinum-A toxin in the treatment of sialorrhea in children with cerebral palsy.

 

 

 

 

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