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Botox Used as Treatment for Injuries


Traumatic brain injuries are serious matters and they can lead to all types of symptoms. Treatment for them can vary depending on what the result of an accident is. Due to the nature of these injuries and the limited knowledge of the brain, treatment is not always enough for a full recovery. Many efforts are focused on helping those who have been injured learn to adjust and improve their quality of life. Treatment for a brain injury can include surgery, medication and rehabilitation.

Another treatment option that is not as widely known includes a substance that is more known for its cosmetic benefits. Botulinum Toxin is commonly known on the market as botox. It is a toxic substance that is controlled and used to reduce wrinkles for a temporary time period. This is just one of the uses of Botox and it can also be used for other reasons, including traumatic brain injuries. Botox is injected numerous times into the needed area but it will eventually wear off so treatment will need to be continued.

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to spasticity which involves unwanted muscle contractions. This can be painful and debilitating. This stiffness can be reduced through the injections of the neurotoxin. Botox allows for patients to make larger strides in rehabilitation and to lessen the amount of pain that they experience. Depending on the severity and location of the pain and muscle spasms, the treatment will differ. Typically the results can be felt within two to three days after, but on the fourth week the best results will be experienced. This is just one type of treatment option but dealing with a traumatic brain injury can be incredibly costly. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another person, allow our Hartford personal injury lawyer at David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC to review the situation to assess if you are owed compensation.