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botox injections???

rosita1122rrosita1122 Posts: 37
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:39 AM in Chronic Pain
hi. i had a c4-7 acdf in aug of 2007 with autograft and have had chronic pain issues since. lately i have suffered from trapezius muscle spasms that trap the nerve and give me nerve symptoms. pm doc is suggesting botox. anyone had this procedure and if so what have the results been likes???


  • Has your PM doc done trigger point injections on the trapezius yet? The lidocaine in a TP injection should paralyze the trapezius and give you an idea of whether or not botox would be appropriate. If you get good, but temporary relief with the lidocaine I would think botox is a reasonable next step. It is also possible that the lidocaine itself could produce effective relief that lasts a little while since it should interrupt the spasm cycle.

    I have had dry needling (similar to lidocaine injections, but no lidocaine) for gluteal/piriformis muscle spasms and had great results. Since having it I have not had anything more than minor spasms every now and then when I overdo it, and the spasms easily resolve with stretching. It's less drastic than botox, so you could also look in to dry needling as another option.
  • I've had botox injections in my neck and in my lower back. The ones in my neck did not help (due to the underlying issue)but the ones in my lower back did wonders for me. I had repeat injections over the course of a year and it allowed my muscles to heal without continuous spasm.

  • I had botox in my traps a couple of years ago and it helped. I'm going in Dec 10th for another round of botox in my right trapezius muscle. Email me later in the week and I'll update you.
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