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I have for a time had the muscles in my neck tighten up

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I have for a long time had the muscles in my neck tighten up making it impossible for me to hold my head up straight. I discussed this with a new neurologist I am seeing about other things and during my evaluation he advised he could give me injections of botox on each side of my neck which would help greatly My question is have there been reactions from these botox injections and do they generally help? If it is effective about how long would it last?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Botox injections are becoming very useful to chronic muscle spasms of neck resistant to medications.

The success rate is more than 90% in relieving the bad spasms.

Considered safe procedure in general.

Risks of neck muscle paralysis, bleeding from blood vessel injury, infection are possible complications.

But the incidence of each is low 1-2% range.

A good neurologist will take necessary precautions to avoid these complications.

The effect of botox injections may last for several years.
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