Can I use Botox to relax stiff muscles?

Question

I have very stiff muscles in my neck and back, and even though I go for physio to release the tension, the results don’t last for very long. I’ve heard that Botox can be used to relax stiff muscles in the body – is this true and could it work for me?

Submitted by Beautysouthafrica on 23 February 2016

Answer

Botox® & Dysport can indeed be used to treat stiff muscles, especially neck spasms. It will provide relief, but it is only treating the symptom though, and not the cause.

In my opinion it would be better to find the cause and correct it. There may be many reasons why you have constant neck spasms, and solving the problem is the only thing that will bring long term relief. A common cause of chronic neck or back pain is Fibromyalgia, often caused by long term stress and adrenal fatigue. Fibromyalgia leads to inflammation in the muscles, causing chronic pain and stiffness. Treating the adrenal fatigue effectively will stop these inflammatory processes in the muscles and provide long term relief.

There are also some very effective natural anti-inflammatories like Curcumin (from turmeric) and MSM which can treat inflammation, pain and stiffness.

Health Renewal also offers Biopuncture to treat muscle spasms and stiffness. With Biopuncture we inject homeopathic anti-inflammatories into the muscle knots in order to break them up, providing effective relief. If possible make an appointment with a Health Renewal doctor to discuss your case and to find the best possible solution for your health condition.

Want to ask a question? Sign in here sign up now

More Questions

From Galennelwe Rosebud Tsikwe-Tsoai

Question

Good day, Dr I have a problem with hyperpigmentation. Can you recommend something to use on my face? Secondly, I have burns from a fire on my hands and legs, so I would also like to ask you what can I do to remove the scars. Lastly, my hair is thinning and I am having a hairline. Please help me correct my hair too.

View the answer

| Submitted by Galennelwe Rosebud Tsikwe-tsoai on 27 March 2018

From Tamzyn Hercules

Question

Hi, I have digestive and heartburn problems any advice, please?

View the answer

| Submitted by Tamzyn Hercules on 26 March 2018

Question from Alice

Question

Since I turned 30 my nails have become a lot weaker and more keep splitting. Are there any supplements you can recommend or any other fix? I heard that using nail polish a lot can help, is this true?

View the answer

| Submitted by Alice on 7 February 2018

Question from Amy

Question

I am a vegetarian and am considering going vegan, however I am worried that I might be missing some vitamins and minerals from my new diet. Can you recommend some supplements I could take to keep my body healthy?

View the answer

| Submitted by Amy on 22 January 2018

Question from Lucille

Question

For a few weeks now I have been waking up in the middle of the night with searing pain in my ankles. It goes away as soon as I wake up, what could be causing this?

View the answer

| Submitted by on 11 December 2017

BeautySouthAfrica - your pre-shop stop for all things beauty

Beautysouthafrica.com is South Africa’s most comprehensive online beauty magazine and your pre-shop stop for product information and reviews. From the latest international make-up trends to the hottest new products on the market, we offer insights into the glamorous world of beauty. Join like-minded beauty fanatics in our loyalty program and earn points, trial beauty products and share your experiences.

Become a beauty addict!

Get great deals and climb the ladder to a Gold Star!

×

Sign In

×