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Botox Injections Gillette WY

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Sterling, Dawn - Associates In Plastic Surgery
(307) 682-3046
407 S Medical Arts Ct # C
Gillette, WY
Carver, Richard F MD - Associates In Plastic Surgery
(307) 682-3046
407 S Medical Arts Ct # C
Gillette, WY
Associates In Plastic Surgery
(307) 682-3046
407 S Medical Arts Ct Ste C
Gillette, WY
Carver Richard F MD
(307) 682-3046
407 South Medical Arts Court Suite C
Gillette, WY
Thomas E Spicer
(307) 362-8211
1208 Hilltop Dr
Rock Springs, WY
Plastic Surgery / Reconstructive Surgery

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Sagerbrush ENT
(307) 685-1442
1405 West 4th Street
Gillette, WY
Duck, Sigsbee W MD - Sagebrush Ent
(307) 685-1442
1405 W 4th St
Gillette, WY
Duck, Cindy - Sagebrush Ent
(307) 685-1442
1405 W 4th St
Gillette, WY
John C Payne, DO
(419) 626-2800
555 E Broadway
Jackson, WY
Plastic Surgery
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1987
Hospital: St Johns Hospital, Jackson, Wy
Group Practice: Sandusky Plastic Surgery

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Dr.Richard Jaouen
(307) 472-4300
918 East 2nd Street
Casper, WY
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Injections

Botox (Botulinum Toxin) Injections


Not to be confused with cosmetic botox injections used to get rid of wrinkles and lines on the face, Botulinum toxin A is a protein produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, the same bacteria that causes botulism food poisoning.

Botox® is the brand name of botulinum toxin type A that has been in use since about 1990. In 2001, botulinum toxin type B was introduced under the brand name Myobloc®. (Dr. Gulevich has experience with both). Both forms of this naturally occuring substance, Botox® and Myobloc®, are injected into muscle that is contracting abnormally. The medications partially weaken the nerve to the muscle for about four to six months.

When injected into muscle in tiny amounts, botulinum A (Botox) can stop or reduce muscle spasm by blocking nerve signals to the muscle. This treatment has been used since the early 1990s to relieve severe muscle spasms around the eyes and in the neck, arms, legs, hands, and feet.

Studies show that the duration of pain relief offered by Botox varies from about three to- six months, depending on the disorder.

Uses for Various Types of Pain

A 2003 Marketdata study on pain management programs found that 37.7% of pain practitioners used botox injections, up from 31% two years earlier.

Headache... Both migraine and tension-type headaches respond to Botox® injections. Although scientific studies have established that about 80% of headache sufferers benefit from a Botox® injection, insurance companies usually will not pay for the procedure, and patients have to pay for it themselves. When doing a price comparison, be sure to check the amount of Botox® injected, since much of the cost of the injection is for the medication.

Other Pain Conditions...  Back pain and neck pain have been shown to respond to Botox® injection, but, unfortunately, most health insurance plans will not pay for it.

Although some studies have shown promising results, the Food and Drug Administration hasn't approved Botox for the treatment of fibromyalgia. More clinical trials are needed to determine the safety and potential benefits of Botox as a fibromyalgia treatment.

One small study suggested that injections with Botulinum toxin type A (Botox) may improve pain and function in people with arthritis. However, much more research is needed to evaluate this finding.

Researchers says treating neck pain with Botox injections may also have an advantage over oral pain medications because the effects of the injection are local and does not cause the type of side effects commonly associated with oral pain medications, such as sedation, fatigue, and dizziness.

BOTOX® neurotoxin is a medicine approved to treat Cervical dystonia (CD)—head tilting, neck pain, and neck muscle spasms. CD is also known as spasmodic torticollis

Consumers should be careful, since in the hands of the wrong person, Botox can have devastat...

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