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Have You Tried Botox To Treat Muscle Stiffness? If So, How Was Your Experience? If Not, Would You Consider It?

Have You Tried Botox To Treat Muscle Stiffness? If So, How Was Your Experience? If Not, Would You Consider It?

A mySMAteam Member said:

I have not used it nor have I heard of it before now

posted 13 days ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

Don't think it would work for sma need more research done.

posted about 1 month ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

Yes I have tried Botox and it works my muscle stiffness was more loose and I was able to move my wrist and ankle more. All it is an injection but helped me and can help others.

posted about 1 month ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

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Dr. had suggested Botox as a tendon release for my ankles.
After researching it, found out I'd only get 10% improved motion, and it MIGHT last 6 months. So no I don't think I'd try it, if the results are that minimal.

posted about 1 month ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

I heard that Botox should not be taken if you have neurological issues. I would ask my neurologist before taking it.

posted about 1 month ago
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