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Botox - Approved Indications    

 

Wry Neck

Botox® has been used since 1985 in the treatment of cervical dystonia (also known as spasmodic torticollis or wry neck), which is characterized by neck muscles contracting involuntarily, causing abnormal movements of the head and neck that may be sustained or jerky. Spasms in the muscles or pinched nerves in the neck can result in considerable pain and discomfort.

Botox® injections directly into the affected neck muscles are the primary and most effective form of treatment for cervical dystonia, reducing the amount of uncontrollable movement and relieving the associated pain in about 70% of patients (Jankovic 1990; Velickovic 2001).


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