EMG Guided Botox for Dystonia and Limb Spasticity in Miami, FL
Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute is one of South Florida’s leading treatment centers specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological conditions and diseases via EMG guided Botox® for dystonia and limb spasticity. The neurologists and neurosurgeons at our Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes and Fort Lauderdale offices deliver expert, personalized care in a welcoming environment.
Botox® has been proven effective for treating several neurological and non-neurological medical conditions, including the management of limb spasticity and dystonia. Dystonia is a neurological disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive movement and twisting or abnormal postures, caused by sustained contractions of the muscles. Limb spasticity is marked by an unusual “pull” or “stiffness” in muscles.
When Is EMG-Guided Botox® for Dystonia and Limb Spasticity Recommended?
EMG-guided Botox® treatments are recommended for the following:
- Preventing excessive muscle contractions to alleviate dystonia
- Preventing excessive sweating to alleviate autonomic disorders
- Resolving various spasticity conditions
Botox® injections are also used to treat the following conditions:
- Movement disorders such as tremors and the pain associated with spasms
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Traumatic brain or spinal cord injury
How Is EMG-Guided Botox® for Dystonia and Limb Spasticity Performed?
When injected into the muscles, Botox® blocks the chemical impulses from the nerve to the muscle, causing a temporary local weakness called chemodenervation. This leads to weakening of muscle contractions and relief of dystonia and limb spasticity. The success of injections rests largely with muscle selection, dosage, and preparation of the Botox® serotypes. The doctors at Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute utilize EMG-guided injections to assure the accuracy of the injection into the appropriate muscle.
What Are the Benefits of EMG-Guided Botox® for Dystonia and Limb Spasticity?
For selected areas of the body, and particularly when injecting muscles that are difficult or impossible to palpate, an EMG is beneficial. When injecting the muscles to combat dystonia and limb spasticity, an EMG-guided Botox® injection may improve precision since these muscles cannot be readily palpated.
Learn more about the different types of diagnostic procedures we offer:
- Carotid and Transcranial Doppler Studies
- EEG (Electroencephalogram)
- EMG (Electromyography)
- ENG (Electronystagmogram)
- Ultrasound Study for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- VNG (Videonystagmography)
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Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute doctors are experts in neurological disease management utilizing the latest techniques and treatment options available. Our patients benefit from individualized treatment plans. We have offices conveniently located in Aventura, Kendall, Miami Lakes, and Fort Lauderdale. Please call 786-401-4599 today to schedule your initial consultation!