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.

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