What is botox?
Botulinum neurotoxin type A is best known for its use in plastic surgery, but at Medifit Reha rehabilitation centre it is used to treat neuromuscular disorders. The cause of spasticity is damage to the brain or the spinal cord. This can be the result of cerebral palsy (a stroke (CVA/brain haemorrhage), multiple sclerosis (MS) or spinal cord injury. Spasticity is the cause of pain, makes it difficult to care for and makes it difficult to move.
How does Botox work?
When a small amount of Botox is injected into the muscle, a signal between the nerve and the muscle is blocked. This prevents the muscle from contracting and reduces the spasticity.
When the spastic muscle relaxes, the muscle can stretch. This helps the muscle to grow and it can be lengthened with therapy. It takes 1-3 days for Botox to start working and the best results can be seen after 1-2 weeks. The results of Botox are temporary and can remain in the muscle for a few months. At Medifit Reha rehabilitation centre, Botox injections are carried out during the rehabilitation programme if there is an indication for this. Botox injections help best in combination with a therapy programme.