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Botox Treatment and CP

tasnimk2
tasnimk2 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2021 in Cerebral palsy
Hi, my son had Botox done on both legs a month ago. I haven’t noticed any difference. He has physio every week and we do physio at home. Has anyone had any luck with Botox, when can I expect to see a difference. He can’t stand or walk, he is able to pull himself up ( able to do that before Botox) 
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tasnimk2 and welcome to the community! Do you mind me asking what your son's condition is? Then hopefully we can point you in the right direction :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tasnimk2 - & welcome to the community. :)  Does your son have Cerebral Palsy?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,097 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community @tasnimk2 glad you have joined 

    As above a bit more info about the condition your son has had both for may help to get some answers 
  • tasnimk2
    tasnimk2 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    @janer1967 @chiarieds @Ami2301 Hi, he has cerebral palsy diplegic 

  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for replying @tasnimk2 - I thought it must be CP. Anyway we have a CP Specialist Information Officer whom I'll ask for advice. @Richard_Scope please can you help here, thank you.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,105

    Scope community team

    Hi @tasnimk2
    Welcome to the community and thanks for posting. 
    Some children benefit from Botox, specifically for spasticity in the lower body. Other uses may include injecting Botox into specific muscles, anywhere in the body, that are experiencing spasms.

    Some of the benefits that these children may see from injections include a better range of motion, better positions of limbs and joints, fewer spastic movements, less pain, and a better walking gait. The relief it provides also means that surgery to correct muscle and joint problems may be delayed until the child is older and there are fewer risks.

    Results from Botox injection treatment don't happen immediately but after a series of treatments in conjunction with regular physiotherapy. Studies have looked into whether or not these injections could improve a child’s muscle tone and movement over time.

    In one study the researchers concluded that multiple injections over a period of two years did have some positive long-term effects. Muscle tone and gross motor function were measured in these children before any injections, and nearly two years later after repeated injections. 

    The muscle tone did not seem to change over the time period, but the researchers saw improvements in gross motor function. In other words, the children still had high muscle tone (stiffness) but had improved movement.

    It is worth persevering with this treatment.

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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