Botox therapy for spasticity in children using image guidance

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Learn about how Botox therapy can be used to treat spasticity in your child.

Key points

  • Botox is used to increase mobility and maximize comfort in patients suffering from muscle conditions such as spasticity.
  • Your child's muscles may feel tender following the treatment. This is normal. You can give your child pain medication such as acetaminophen if needed.
  • Your child will usually be sedated during the procedure.
  • Be calm and honest, and tell your child what to expect. Children feel less nervous and scared when they are given information about what will happen to them.
  • If your child is severely weak or has allergic reaction, go to the nearest emergency department immediately.
Last updated: March 31st 2016