Utilizing Botox for tremors associated with multiple sclerosis

July 3, 2012 Robert L. Weinsheimer, MD

As many as two-thirds of patients with multiple sclerosis have tremor as one of the manifestations. Tremor predominantly affects the upper extremities, adds to disability, and can be severe in as many as 15 percent of cases.

Dr. Angeli Mayadev, a physiatrist with the MS Center at Swedish, talks about the use of Botox for MS-related tremors based on positive results from a small, randomized crossover trial showed that upper limb tremor in patients with multiple sclerosis improved significantly within 6 weeks after a single injection of botulinum toxin A. Click here to watch and learn more.

 

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