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Botulinum Therapy (Botox) Program

University of Michigan Movement Disorders neurologists are trained in the administration of botulinum toxin (Botox®) for a variety of disorders. These disorders include many forms of dystonia, such as torticollis, blepharospasm and writer’s cramp, as well as other disorders such as post stroke spasticity and spasticity from multiple sclerosistremors, motor tics and headache.

Botulinum toxin is directly injected into muscle tissue to reduce excessive muscle activity and/or spasm and pain. The injections weaken muscle activity enough to reduce a spasm but not enough to cause paralysis. Botulinum toxin is injected into the muscle using a very fine needle. In many cases, the injections are performed under EMG (electromyography) guidance. This allows the neurologist to make sure that the injection is being administered to the affected muscles. Some people report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection. Most patients begin to experience the effects of the medication one to two weeks after the injection, and the effects may last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.

Appointment Number: 734-936-9020

Clinic location:
A. Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Floor 1, Room 1324, Reception: C
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5322
Phone: 734-936-9020
Fax: 734-615-4991

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