At Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX, Dr. Deborah Sprott has experience with Botox for the treatment of cervical dystonia and can help you learn whether this treatment is right for you.
What Is Cervical Dystonia?
Cervical dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes severe neck pain and spasms. Patients with cervical dystonia experience involuntary movements and tics in the neck muscles that make it difficult to move the neck.
Cervical dystonia patients usually complain of neck pain and stiffness, as well as headaches and muscle spasms. Some of them develop a painful posture called the pencil neck. The symptoms of cervical dystonia can be debilitating for patients, making it difficult for them to carry out their daily activities.
How Can Botox Help Cervical Dystonia?
Botox can help relieve the symptoms of cervical dystonia by paralyzing the neck muscles involved in its movement. This allows patients to move their head more freely and comfortably without experiencing pain or muscle spasms.
Cervical dystonia patients may also benefit from other physical therapy treatments such as spinal manipulation, exercise therapy, and massage therapy. However, patients who do not respond well to these treatments may be ideal candidates for Botox injections.
How Is Botox Administered?
Botox injections are administered through a series of tiny injections into the affected muscles. During each injection, we will use a different needle size to minimize any discomfort associated with the treatment.
Botox injections are very simple and do not involve any downtime. Patients can go back to work or resume their everyday activities after their treatment sessions with Dr. Deborah Sprott at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX 77504.
What Should You Expect After Receiving Botox Injections?
After receiving Botox injections from us at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX 77504, you may experience muscle weakness or feel some discomfort for a few days after your treatment session. However, you should return to your regular life immediately after the treatment sessions that last no more than 10 minutes each.
Patients may notice improvements in their condition within a few days after receiving Botox. Immediately after their treatment sessions with Dr. Deborah Sprott at Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX 77504, patients may feel some numbness or tingling in their necks due to the effect of Botox on the nerves in the neck muscles. However, this effect usually wears off within a few weeks after the treatment sessions stop.
If you would like more information about how Botox can help treat your cervical dystonia symptoms, call Radiant Dental Care in Pasadena, TX 77504 at (281) 991-6530 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Deborah Sprott.