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Botox Injections

A physiatrist is suggesting Botox injections for leg spasticity. Has anyone had success with this treatment?

  1. Good afternoon, Thank you for asking this question. I hope our community members can chime in and share their experiences with Botox and it's effectiveness. I have attached an article about Spasticity which might be a good starting point. I've also included a link found on MS Society 's website specifically about Botox. When it comes to effectiveness of the treatment, Every person responds differently to certain medications/treatments. Have you made an appointment to receive Botox yet or are you looking for feedback/information before scheduling an appointment ? Please keep us posted and know that we are here for you for any support you might need.
    Best, Kim (Team Member)

    1. Hi, CommunityMemberf917c7!

      In addition to what Kim wrote, I wanted to add that Botox injections have been FDA-approved for treating spasticity for conditions like MS, Parkinson's, and Cerebral Palsy, among other conditions. It can take a few days post-injection to start feeling the effects of the medication and, generally speaking, the effects can last 3-4 months. I hope you get helpful input from other community members that may have tried Botox for their spasticity. Best, Erin, Team Member.

      1. I’ve had Botox injections. I had injections every three months, total of three treatments. I had at least 10 to 20 injections during each treatment. The first time was for my neck and it worked. I am currently getting injections for my left foot. Not very much success. I’ve had two treatments, I get my third one soon. I’m hoping the third time will work. For me the injections hurt. But not everyone has the same experience. For me it was worth the pain to feel relief from the spasticity.

        1. , I'm glad you shared about your experience with Botox injections. I have a family member that has used them to treat Parkinson's related spasticity with good success. She finds the injections to be painful, too. But, the benefits outweigh the pain. I do hope your third time is the charm and you see good, lasting results!

          Best, Erin, Team Member.

      2. I had Botox injections for spasticity in the scapular area of my back. For me, it worked wonders, lasted long enough for the spasticity episode to pass (weeks). I had this done 20ys ago, just when they were beginning to think of using Botox for more than cosmetic uses.

        1. , thanks for sharing! I am glad it worked so well for you!

          Best, Erin, Team Member.

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