Is it OK to massage neck muscles if you get neck pain after Botox injections?
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Botox and Massage
It sounds as if you have severe neck pain. Massaging several days after Botox injections will have no affect on your Botox. I would return to your treating physician to see if your muscle is in spasm or what other medications might be effective for the best treatment.
Neck pain after Botox
Assuming Botox was injected into these muscles -
- massage of the muscles should be fine, assuming you have no condition that makes massage dangerous,
- you may need more Botox if the injections were not effective,
- a different muscle relaxant than Tizanidine may help,
- Most effective is contacting the doctor who treated you to plan the next step.
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