Botox ‘helps Parkinson’s sufferers’
Parkinson’s sufferers could benefit from Botox treatments.
Botox treatments could be beneficial to sufferers of Parkinson’s disease
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Centre (MAPC) at Barrow Neurological Institute is pioneering the use of Botox injections to help Parkinson’s sufferers control their symptoms.
Patients suffer from bouts of muscle rigidity and tremors and the drug is being used to help alleviate these problems, as it is a natural paralysing agent.
“Every patient receives Botox differently in different muscles, in different locations and in different dosages, so experience with the drug and the disease is crucial,” commented Guillermo Moguel-Cobos, movement disorder neurologist at MAPC.
Elsewhere, the Washington Post recently reported that Botox has many uses and can be used in the treatment of a range of ailments, from migraines to bladder problems or profuse sweating.
Indeed, the publication claimed that back pain can also be eased through the treatment, as can oesophageal spasms and hand tremors.