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    Lupylisa44 posted:
    Do you know of any contraindications of a person with lupus getting botox injections for severe neck pain and torticollis?

    Lupylisa
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    David Zelman, MD responded:
    I am not sure about botox injections for torticollis or neck pain overall and would wonder about the eveidence supporting this. No especial problems for SLE patients that I would anticipate
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    Lupylisa44 replied to David Zelman, MD's response:
    Thanks for your answer. I was worried about complications from the drug due to being immunosuppressed.

    Since I have tried everything else for my neck spasms (diagnosed as torticollis) (RF neurotomy, diskectomy, facet injections,) with no lasting relief, my new physiatrist thinks I may benefit from botox injections and more physical therapy.

    I have postponed my appointment for getting the botox injections due to the injury I sustained on Sunday. I figured it would be best to wait until it was healed before trying any new procedures.

    My cousin has chronic spasmodic torticollis and she went for years with no relief until she started the botox injections. She said it's a miracle drug for her! I really hope it provides some relief for me as well!


    Here is a link:

    http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1818592-overview

    Lupylisa
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