Botulinum Toxin Injections, EMG Guided

Botulinum toxin injections – commonly known as Botox – can be used to treat a variety of problems such as chronic migraines and eye muscle disorders. Botox is used to treat cases of dystonia, which involves involuntary, repetitive muscle contractions, usually in the face.

Using electromyography (EMG) equipment, doctors can pinpoint the exact point of the nerve issue and place the botox directly into that muscle.

What are the side effects?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • Breathing problems
  • Changes in vision
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Eye irritation, pain
  • Fast, irregular heartbeat
  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Speech problems
  • Swallowing problems
  • Unusual weakness

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • Bruising or pain at site where injected
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Dry eyes or mouth
  • Headache
  • Muscles aches, pains
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tearing

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