I've been getting botox injections for migraine. Is this caused by the botox wearing off?

I decided they haven't really been helping and have not had an injection for 6 months. For the past 3 months my shoulders and neck have been really stiff and sore with knots. Is this caused from the Botox wearing off?

Doctor Answers 1

Botox and stiffness

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There are usually no side effects from Botox wearing off.  If you are having neck pain or muscle stiffness it is possible that this is from stress as are the migraines.  I would suggest you consult a neurologist for a proper evaluation.

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