Can Botox Treatment for Torticollis in the Neck Cause a Stroke?

Doctor Answers 2

Botox for stiff neck

Torticollis, or wry neck, is a spasm of the neck muscles. Neurologists and other MDs may use Botox to relax the muscles but although there may be risks, I am not aware of there being a cause and effect between Botulinum toxin administration and a stroke. Please check with your neurologist.

Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Botox and strokes

I have never seen or heard of stroke associated with Botox injection. If this is a concern I would suggest you discuss with your surgeon or a neurologist.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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