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Thread: Opinions on botox (not in the bladder)

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    Opinions on botox (not in the bladder)

    I'm going in for a consultation and possibly the actual procedure for botox injections in my legs for spasticity, does anyone here have any experience with botox in your lower extremities.

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    Botox works best for smaller muscles such as the satorius, or hip abductors, and not as well for big muscles in the legs/hips such as the gluts, hamstrings (semimembranosus, semitendinosus and biceps femoris), or quadriceps.

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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    I believe one of the muscle groups they're discussing is the gastroc (due to my bouncing feet) but they said something possibly further up, I have this problem where my legs essentially curl up to my chest and I can not straighten them out myself, as well as causing pain.

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    Just be aware that this treatment lasts only 6-12 months for most people, and then must be repeated. For some, repeated treatments become progressively less effective over time. I am assuming you have failed with the use of oral anti-spasticity drugs such as baclofen, tizanadine, or dantrolene sodium, and that there is some reason that you are not a candidate for or want to have a baclofen intrathecal pump?

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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