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Can Botox Be Used on Several Large Muscles in the Leg for Spasms? (photo)

I have spina bifida with tethered cord syndrome. I have a baclofen pump and take 40mg oral baclofen four times daily. However, I still have left leg spasms that include the muscles in my left buttock, down the hamstring, the inner thigh, the upper thigh. My leg kicks and pulls about every 5 to 10 seconds with the only relaxation from the oral baclofen. Sometimes after taking it, i will get a three to four hour reprieve, but not always. How many muscles can be treated with botox?

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Botox works for spasms


Botox works great on patients that have muscular spasms, even on large muscles.


Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Botox and muscle spasms


It sounds like you need to be discussing your current treatment with your primary care provider - Botox is an effective treatment for muscle spasms, however is not something done with cosmetic Botox.

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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