Botulinum Toxin Injections—Medical
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Botulinum Toxin Injections—Medical Usage

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Reasons for Procedure

The injection is FDA-approved to treat:

  • Cervical dystonia (abnormal spasms of neck muscles)
  • Blepharospasm (spasm of eyelid muscles)
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating)

The injection has also been used to treat other conditions, such as:

  • Migraine headaches
  • Achalasia (spasm of esophageal muscles causing difficulties in swallowing)
  • Muscle spasms due to cerebral palsy
  • Spasticity in leg and arm muscles due to brain injury
  • Incontinence due to bladder problems
  • Anal sphincter disorders
  • Peripheral nerve pain
  • Temporomandibular disorder (jaw disorder)

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