Can Movement Disorders Be Treated with Botox?

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Botulinum toxin, known as Botox, has been used as a treatment method in some movement disorders. Some movement disorders such as hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm can be treated with this technique.
Hemifacial Spasm (contraction in one hundred, twitch)
What is Hemifacial Spasm?
It is a discomfort caused by involuntary contraction or twitching in half of a face. It affects the eyelids, cheek and mouth corner. It may occur continuously or intermittently.
What are the Symptoms of Hemifacial Spasm?
Initially, patients complain that they are more likely to break one eye. Then the contraction of the upper and lower eyelid and withdrawal in the mouth corner are accompanied by contraction. Increases the intensity with excitement, distress, fatigue and the use of facial muscles (eg chewing, speaking, facial muscles, etc.). Patients with such complaints have recently had eyeglasses changes or if tooth extraction has been performed, indicating that their complaints have occurred accordingly. These conditions facilitate the emergence of symptoms.
Why is this disease occurring?
The exact cause is unknown. However, in some of the cases, anomalies in the veins close to the face can cause this disease.
Can Hemifacial Spasm be cured by Botox treatment?

Medical treatment is often inadequate. Botulinum toxin application results in more successful results.
Blepharospasm (involuntary contraction of the eyelids)

What is Blepharospasm Disease?

It is an intermittent or sustained bilateral involuntary contraction of the eye muscles.
What are the symptoms of blepharospasm?
In patients, the first complaints begin in one eye, and in this eye uneasiness, frequent clipping, burning, sensitivity to light occurs. Difficulties arise while watching television, reading things or driving. These complaints gradually increase and involuntary closure of the eyelids is observed in both eyes. Even if you are asked, eyes cannot be opened. In advanced cases, the eyes may remain closed. Patients can therefore refer to eye clinics. Blepharospasm (eye closure spasm), this situation usually increases with stress, sleep is lost. Bright light enhances eye closure spasms, so most patients use dark-colored glasses. Spasms may increase when they are looking up or down, talking, eating, laughing, singing. Blepharospasm is more common in women, and the incidence above 50 years of age increases. In some patients, the contraction of the facial and neck muscles can be added to the eyelids.
Why does blepharospasm occur?
Usually the cause is unclear, but some patients may have lesions in certain parts of the brain. These lesions often develop due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain involvement and surgical interventions. It may occur in patients with refractory contractions, Parkinson’s disease, pediatric patients and eye disease.
Can blepharospasm be treated with Botox?
Drug therapy is generally unresponsive and with Botox treatments, in the first period, goodness develops for 3 months.

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