Botulinum toxin treatment

WHAT IS THE BOTULINUM TOXIC TREATMENT?

It is a technique used to treat certain processes, based on muscle infiltration guided via ultrasound or through an electromyographic transducer device, which detects the trigger points or taut bands causing myofascial-type muscle pain.

As they are repeated, treatments can extend in time up to several months, reducing drug consumption and improving patient’s quality of life.

Results are optimized combining the treatment with physical therapy, self-stretching or physiotherapy.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

Injection of botulinum toxin (toxin that paralyzes muscles) into painful muscle contractures.

WHEN IS IT RECOMMENDED?

In general, it is recommended for painful muscle contractures when other alternatives fail.

  • Myofascial syndrome (cervical, dorsal, shoulder, leg)
  • Headache
  • Piriform syndrome
  • Chronic muscular lower back pain
    • Quadratus lumborum
    • Psoas iliac
    • Middle gluteus

First, a diagnostic block with local anaesthetic would be performed, and in case of good evolution, the botulinum toxin would be considered.

DO I NEED TO DO SOMETHING BEFORE STARTING THE TREATMENT?

Nothing special. Women just need to inform the doctor if you are pregnant or think you could be.

WILL I HAVE DISCOMFORT AFTER TREATMENT?

Occasionally: temporary pain and weakness.

DO I NEED TO GO WITH SOMEONE?

Whenever possible

RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER TREATMENT

Stretching the treated muscles. Usual activity

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Treatment

Botulinum toxin

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