Botox Injections For Cervical Dystonia Specialist

The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA

Neurologists located in Frisco, TX & Southlake, TX

If the chronic muscle spasms in your neck have become debilitating, you may be a good candidate for Botox® injections. At The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, the team of neurologists offers in-office Botox treatments to reduce the severity of your symptoms and restore your quality of life. Find out more about the effectiveness of Botox for treating cervical dystonia by calling the office in Frisco, Texas, or booking an appointment online.

Botox Injections for Cervical Dystonia Q & A

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical dystonia is a painful neurological condition that causes the muscles in your neck to involuntarily contract, forcing your head to twist to one side. For some, the condition can even result in an abnormal tilt of the head in a forward or backward position.

While rare, cervical dystonia affects people of all ages. However, women may be at higher risk for developing the condition.

There’s no cure currently available for cervical dystonia, but there are treatments available at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology to relax your muscles and reduce the severity of your symptoms.

What causes cervical dystonia?

For many, the root cause of cervical dystonia can’t be determined. However, there’s a higher risk for developing the disorder if you have a family history of the condition or if you suffer an injury to the upper part of your body, such as the:

  • Neck
  • Head
  • Shoulders

You may also increase your risk for cervical dystonia as you age, with many people developing symptoms after the age of 30.

What complications relate to cervical dystonia?

In addition to frequent and painful muscle spasms and tremors, you may also develop headaches due to the chronic muscle pain in your neck. When symptoms are severe, you may experience persistent fatigue and notice an impact on your activity level.

For some, chronic muscle spasms in the neck can lead to bone spurs that develop on the spine, causing weakness and tingling in your arms and legs.

What treatment options are available for cervical dystonia?

The team at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology offers innovative Botox injections to address the root cause of your pain.

Botox is a prescription medication that can temporarily paralyze your muscles, effectively relaxing them for 3-4 months at a time. This relaxation reduces the frequency and severity of spasms and tremors in your muscles to enhance your quality of life.

How many Botox treatments do I need for cervical dystonia?

At The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, your provider creates a custom treatment plan based on your medical history, existing health, and the severity of your symptoms.

In many cases, you can expect to receive additional Botox injections every four months or so to effectively prevent the result of chronic muscle spasms. Your provider continually reviews the success of treatment and can adjust your Botox treatments as needed.

Find out if Botox injections are right for you by scheduling a consultation online or by phone with the Southlake or Frisco office.