Most people probably recognize the name Botox as aproduct designed to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles inthe face. Its co...
In case you arent sure exactly what Botox is, it isactually a toxin known as botulinum toxin that isproduced by a food poi...
For many people, migraine headaches are completelydebilitating. Luckily, Botox has shown effectiveness atpreventing at tre...
Bladder issues like urinary incontinence can befrustrating and more than a little embarrassing. Forpatients with neurologi...
Excessive and uncontrollable sweating, also known ashyperhidrosis, is another condition that responds well toBotox injecti...
Cerebral Palsy is a condition known for spasticmovements in arms and legs, as well as sudden musclestiffness and contracti...
The painful neurological disorder known as cervicaldystonia is another condition that is eased with the helpof Botox. The ...
http://www.inmedicpain.com/chronicpain-botox.htmlIn Medichttp://healthland.time.com/2011/08/26/botox-approved-again-this-t...
http://www.inmedicpain.com/chronicpain-botox.htmlIn Medichttp://healthland.time.com/2011/08/26/botox-approved-again-this-t...
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  1. 1. Most people probably recognize the name Botox as aproduct designed to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles inthe face. Its cosmetic uses are well known and haveeven been mentioned in movies and on reality televisionshows.What most people dont know is that Botox also hasseveral medical uses that have nothing to do withaesthetics at all. In fact, Botox is now used as atreatment option for some pretty diverse conditions.Keep reading to learn more.
  2. 2. In case you arent sure exactly what Botox is, it isactually a toxin known as botulinum toxin that isproduced by a food poisoning bacteria. The effect ofthe toxin is to block nerves that control glands andmuscles. This makes the glands stop secretion andparalyzes the muscles.In larger doses, Botox can befatal, but in tiny doses it can bevery helpful for your wrinklesand many medical issues.
  3. 3. For many people, migraine headaches are completelydebilitating. Luckily, Botox has shown effectiveness atpreventing at treating migraines.By injecting it directly into specific trigger points, itrelaxes the muscles associated with migraines andreduces the frequency and severity of attacks.Botox works to interrupt the signals to various nervesthat cause the muscle contractions and spasms ofmigraines.
  4. 4. Bladder issues like urinary incontinence can befrustrating and more than a little embarrassing. Forpatients with neurological conditions that causeoveractivity in the bladder, Botox helps to resolve theproblem.Since the bladder is unable to store urine like it should,Botox is injected directly into the bladder to help it relax. This results in greater muscle control and fewerincidents of incontinence.
  5. 5. Excessive and uncontrollable sweating, also known ashyperhidrosis, is another condition that responds well toBotox injections.Basically, when Botox is injected near the sweat glands,the signal to sweat is interrupted. The results are oftendramatic, with up to an 80% decrease in sweatproduction for up to 7 months.Botox works for sweating in the underarms, hands, feetand forehead.
  6. 6. Cerebral Palsy is a condition known for spasticmovements in arms and legs, as well as sudden musclestiffness and contraction. These issues are causedwhen the signals from the brain to the limbs arentcommunicated efficiently.When Botox is used, it can effectively disrupt thecommunication between the spinal cord and the nerves. This allows the muscles to relax, and the suddenjerking movements and contractions are halted.
  7. 7. The painful neurological disorder known as cervicaldystonia is another condition that is eased with the helpof Botox. The symptoms include involuntary spasmsand contractions in the neck muscles that can restrictnormal neck movements and cause severe neck pain.One of the treatments for cervical dystonia is to injectBotox into the neck and shoulder muscles to help relaxthe muscles and quiet contractions. This effect istemporary, but it can be repeated every few months, asneeded.
  8. 8. http://www.inmedicpain.com/chronicpain-botox.htmlIn Medichttp://healthland.time.com/2011/08/26/botox-approved-again-this-time-for-urinary-incontinence/Timehttp://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/pdfs/botox.pdfCerebral Palsy Association of BChttp://www.sweatclinicsofcanada.com/botox.htmSweat Clinics of Canadahttp://www.allergan.com/treatments/neurosciences/cervical_dystonia.htmAllergan
  9. 9. http://www.inmedicpain.com/chronicpain-botox.htmlIn Medichttp://healthland.time.com/2011/08/26/botox-approved-again-this-time-for-urinary-incontinence/Timehttp://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/pdfs/botox.pdfCerebral Palsy Association of BChttp://www.sweatclinicsofcanada.com/botox.htmSweat Clinics of Canadahttp://www.allergan.com/treatments/neurosciences/cervical_dystonia.htmAllergan
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