Most commonly associated with cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, Botox injections are also used for a number of medical applications to treat everything from chronic migraine headaches, to excessive sweating and even male pattern baldness. Northwest Neurology offers Botox therapy to treat various forms of dystonia, which causes muscle spasms in the face, neck and limbs.
Migraine and Dystonia Treatment with Botox in Libertyville, Lake Barrington, Rolling Meadows, Arboretum South Barrington and Crystal Lake, IL
Botox has been in use as a treatment for chronic migraines (14 headaches or more per month) for adults since it was approved for migraine use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010. Because Botox (botulinum toxin/onabotulinumtoxinA) causes temporary muscle paralysis, it can also be used to treat neurological conditions that lead to involuntary movements and muscle spasms.
According to the Dystonia Research Foundation, the condition interferes with the basal ganglia’s ability in the brain to control and regulate muscle movements. The signals that go back and forth between the brain and the muscles through the central nervous system become erratic and are not interpreted correctly, leading to involuntary movements and spasms in the affected area of the body.
Some of the most common forms of dystonia and muscle spasticity treated at Northwest Neurology include:
- Torticollis and cervical dystonia – affects muscles in the neck which cause involuntary turning and jerking of the head
- Oromandibular dystonia – causes spasms in facial, neck, tongue, and larynx muscles
- Blepharospasm – affects the eyelids
- Hemifacial spasm – causes muscle contractions on one side of the face
Dystonia can also affect the hands and limbs, and sometimes also results from brain injuries due to trauma or a stroke.
Botox in Libertyville, Lake Barrington, Rolling Meadows, Arboretum South Barrington and Crystal Lake, IL
For more information on Botox treatment for muscle spasms, contact Northwest Neurology by calling (847) 882-6604 to schedule an appointment in Libertyville, or any of our other convenient locations: Lake Barrington (847) 882-6604; Rolling Meadows (847) 882-6604; Arboretum South Barrington (847) 882-6604; and Crystal Lake (847) 882-6604.