What else does Botox treat?

What else does Botox treat?
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If you’re reading this, you’re probably a nerd like me. I like you. We’re going to have so much fun reading about all the conditions this toxin can treat.

Without further ado:

Chronic migraine. That’s right. In this context, Botox blocks the nerve impulses which causes the headache. It’s reserved for people who get migraines at least 15 days a month.

Squint (lazy eye). This is usually caused by an imbalance in the muscles of the eye trying to keep it in a neutral position. Calming down the domineering muscle(s) can help with that.

Blepharospasm (eye twitch). I get this all the time. You might bump into me at the Botox clinic at some point. Caused by twitching eye muscles, Botox can relax them and stop your eye fluttering like an angry butterfly.

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). This can happen regardless of the temperature or your emotional state. A very distressing condition if not treated. Botox can stop the sweat glands from spraying out of your pores.

Cervical dystonia. A painful condition resulting from your neck muscles contracting, forcefully turning or twisting your head into an involuntary position. You’re starting to understand how Botox works now so I won’t spell it out.

Muscle contractures. Other muscles can contract too, you know. Neurological conditions, including (but not limited to) multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy can cause some muscles to be fixed in a near-constant state of contraction.

Overactive bladder. Whether it’s an isolated problem, or related to conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Botox can relax the bladder and relieve the urinary incontinence that comes from its overactivity.