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How do people get botulinum toxin treatments?

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You get botulinum toxin as a shot into your muscle with a very fine needle. You’ll need to go to your doctor’s office to get the treatment. The medication doesn’t travel throughout the body, so your doctor will need to give you several shots at once. Where you get them depends on which muscles are giving you the most trouble.

If the muscles are small or hard to reach, your doctor may need to record electric signals from them to make sure he’s treating the right ones.

SOURCES: 

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Botox.com.

News release, Merz Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis, Cleveland Clinic. 

National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 

Botox.com.

News release, Merz Pharmaceuticals.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2019

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