The Many Clinical Uses Of Botulinum Toxin - Dr


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Botulinum toxin can bring temporary relief from pain and control muscle movements for a variety of conditions. But, you first need to walk into a reputed Botulinum toxin clinic in UAE to identify if the toxin is right for you.


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The Many Clinical Uses Of Botulinum Toxin - Dr. Shivam Mittal Botulinum toxin is a bacterial toxin used popularly as a medicine injected into people suffering from certain movement disorders. Once injected it relaxes the muscles which controls involuntary movements thus bringing relief. However the relief is only temporary lasting for only a few weeks. Generally patients have to be re-injected with the toxin every 3-6 months for continual control over the muscle movements. Nevertheless the clinical applications of the toxin have been expanding over the last 30 years with novel applications having been reported. Its dose-dependent anti-neuroinflammatory effects and vascular modulating properties have extended its spectrum of applications to treat conditions like headache neuropathic facial pain muscle movement disorders facial nerve palsy temporomandibular joint disorders and more.

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How to know if Botulinum toxin should be used Even though Botulinum toxin can temporarily bring relief for the above mentioned conditions and is also FDA approved yet whether to start a patient on the toxin depends on balancing the risks of treatment against the potential against the potential improvements in active and passive function level of pain and secondary effects of unwanted muscle over activity and quality of life. And this is why when you’re looking to bring relief to any of the above mentioned symptoms you need a specialist to consider your condition and overall health to identify whether or not Botulinum toxin is right for you. Some conditions that can be temporarily treated with Botulinum toxin Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm – Facial twitching in one side of face or around the eyes is a very common movement disorder. In these conditions Botulinum toxin is administered by subcutaneous injection injected medially and laterally in the upper and lower orbicularis oculi muscles of the eyes. Cervical dystonia – For this condition Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscles of the neck to reduce pain and head rotation. Depending upon the position of the head a combination of the sternocleidomastoid splenius paravertebral scalene and trapezius muscles may be injected. Focal hand dystonia – Patients look towards reducing the dystonic posture and improving function which is where Botulinum toxin can help where it is instilled through injections guided by electromyography or electrical stimulation.

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Hyperhidrosis – When individuals suffer from excessive sweating of the axillae palms and soles of the feet Botulinum toxin can help by being injected intradermally. Focal spasticity – Botulinum toxin can help manage hypertonicity in conjunction with other treatments like splinting stretching and strengthening antagonist muscles. Cerebral palsy – Botulinum toxin can reduce equinus gait pattern reduce pain improve upper limb function and reduce the need for orthopaedic surgery. If you’re willing to treat any such conditions by getting relief with the help of Botulinum toxin you can get in touch with Dr. Shivam Mittal at his Botulinum toxin clinic in UAE where you can be thoroughly diagnosed to identify whether you can be a candidate for the injection. Only if you are will be injected with the toxin in the right manner and the right dose. For more Information: