Botox is a neurotoxin known as botulinum toxin that is injected into the muscle to treat a number of hyperactive muscle disorders such as:
- Spasticity (involuntary muscle stiffness following stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy)
- Dystonias (involuntary movements)
- Torticollis (“wry neck”)
- Certain pain syndromes
Botox is not used in rehabilitation services for cosmetic purposes. Insurance coverage varies. Check with your insurance company before treatment begins. We can assist with this, if needed.
For more information about physiatry, physical rehabilitation medicine, medical conditions or to setup an appointment, contact Stan Mathew, MD.