If Diet Hasn't Worked For Neck Muscle Spasms, Why Would Botox Be an Option?

How often are botox injections needed for muscle spasms?

Doctor Answers 4

Botox for neck spasms

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It's not clear why someone would suggest to you that diet modifications would help with neck spasms.  However, Botox has been used for some time for medicinal purposes such as muscle spasms with good outcomes.  Be certain to find an experienced physician for this condition.



Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox for neck spasms

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REgardless of what else you have tried for neck spasms, if a neurologist or othopedist has determined that your muscle is in spasm, then botulinum toxin can relax the muscle.  The effect however may last for several months and if the muscle is needed to perform vital functions such as a particular turn of the head or even an upper back / shoulder motion, then the doctor should discuss with you any particular disability it might temporarily induce.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Recommend that you see your regular medical doctor.

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Based on this they can make an appropriate referral for you.  Depending on the nature of your problem, you may need a medical work up before an appropriate treatment plan can be developed.  Neurologist are often involved in this process.  Diet is unlike to be of much value.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Why did you imagine that diet would "work on" your neck muscles??

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As far as I know, diet will have NO effect on your neck muscles, so don't waste time and money on THAT!

BOTOX® [when properly administerd on a regular basis] does a fine job of relaxing neck muscles. You should have this done by someone who is experienced at that kind of work.

Kevin C. Smith, MD
Niagara Falls Dermatologic Surgeon

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