Botox...Did you know?
Botox can be used for lots of other medical purposes, not just facial lines. We often treat people with excessive sweating of the armpits (hyperhidrosis) as well as for the prevention of chronic migraines. It amazes me that a lot of people don’t know this is possible...share the knowledge! It can make a huge difference to people’s daily lives if they are affected by these conditions.
More rarely we help people with teeth grinding (bruxism) and for those with neck spasms (torticolis).
I had a really interesting case recently whereby a 69 year old lady had suffered for a decade with spasmodic torticolis causing her head to be continually turned to the left. It was a huge effort for her to hold her head straight for such simple activities such as walking down the street or driving. It also caused her significant discomfort. She had seen her GP and had been sent for rehabilitation and was doing regular neck stretching exercises as well as seeing an osteopath monthly. After some research she decided to try Botox. She had 2 treatments with me of 2 injections of Botox into one of her neck muscles which was in spasm and tight like a thick cord. After this the muscle relaxed and she was able to hold her head in the midline without straining. This was a remarkable improvement and she is now able to enjoy normal activities without fighting against her muscle spasm. A simple, painless solution to give her back her quality of life. So Botox isn’t just for wrinkles!