Botulinum toxin therapy
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Botulinum toxin therapy (also known as Botox) is used to treat a range of neurological conditions and disorders for adults and children, including dystonia, spasticity and migraine.
Botulinum toxin is a therapeutic muscle relaxing agent that is injected through a very fine needle. It weakens overactive muscles or reduces sweat gland production, offering sustained relief from symptoms. The effects of botulinum toxin therapy typically last longer than other treatments, reducing the number of visits patients need to make to hospital.
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Botulinum toxin therapy is delivered in a number of settings in the neurology department.
- Movement disorders clinic
- EMG-guided botulinum toxin therapy clinic
- Spasticity clinic
- Headache clinic
Patients are referred for botulinum toxin therapy by other neurology, neurosciences and neurosurgery services.