Neurology Specialists located in Germantown, TN & Southaven, MS
Botox® injections may be best known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but they also have a wide range of medical uses. Board-certified neurologist Shiva Natarajan, MD, and the team at Memphis Neurology offer Botox treatment for conditions like chronic migraines and muscle spasms at two convenient locations in Germantown, Tennessee, and Southaven, Mississippi. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today to find out if Botox treatment is right for you.
Botox Treatment Q&A
What is Botox treatment?
Botox is a widely used brand of medication that contains a purified form of botulinum toxin. When the team at Memphis Neurology injects this substance, it blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles in that area to contract.
In addition to relaxing muscles that cause common wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines, Botox injections can provide relief from or help prevent various medical conditions, from excessive sweating to muscle spasms.
What medical conditions does Botox treat?
Memphis Neurology uses Botox as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:
Botox injections can relax muscle spasms. Certain neurological conditions, like cerebral palsy, may cause your muscles to contract involuntarily. Eye twitching is also the result of muscle spasms in the face.
Cervical dystonia is a painful type of muscle contraction that affects your neck. This condition causes your neck to twist, which turns your head into an uncomfortable position. Botox injections block the signals that trigger these muscle contractions.
A migraine is more than just a severe headache. It may cause a variety of disabling symptoms like nausea and vomiting. Chronic migraines cause symptoms for more than 15 days in a month. Botox injections may reduce the frequency of chronic migraines.
What should I expect from a Botox treatment?
Memphis Neurology carefully reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam to make sure Botox injections are right for you. Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for adults with certain medical conditions, such as chronic migraines.
They create a personalized Botox treatment plan based on your specific condition. Depending on your needs, you may receive 5-10 injections per treatment. Some conditions require follow-up treatments every three months for a year or until the symptoms resolve.
The team at Memphis Neurology carefully cleans the injection site. They may also numb the area to reduce discomfort.
Afterward, you may experience some redness and soreness at the injection site. You may also experience side effects, such as muscle weakness and flu-like symptoms. Side effects of Botox usually fade quickly.
To learn more about Botox treatment for muscle spasms, chronic migraines, and cervical dystonia, call Memphis Neurology or book an appointment online today.