Botulinum Toxin Therapy
What is Botulinum Toxin Therapy?
Botulinum toxin injection therapy (BOTOX therapy) is used to treat dystonia - neuromuscular disorder that produces involuntary muscle contractions, or spasm - that affects muscles that control movement in the eyes, neck, face, limbs, voice box, or the smooth muscle in the bladder. The goal of the therapy is to reduce muscle spasm and pain.
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin is produced by Clostridium botulinum. There are seven known types of C. botulinum toxin, but only types A; (BOTOX Cosmetic) and B (Myobloc) are used as medical treatments.
Which diseases are treated by Botulinum Toxin Therapy?