Injectable Therapies

Some conditions can be treated in our rooms with injectable therapies. It is important to consult with a neurologist to check if you are eligible. Some examples of the conditions that might respond to an injectable therapy include, but are not limited to:

Please contact us if you would like to know more about how we can treat your condition.

Chronic Migraine
Migraine is a very common condition. It occurs on a spectrum from mild headache to debilitating and long-lasting headaches. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting, aversion to light and sound, and sometimes preceded by a warning or ‘aura’. If you are experiencing more than 15 headaches per month, and this has been occurring for more than 3 months, you could fit with ‘chronic migraine’. Please note, there are many different types of headache and you should consult your neurologist to determine the specific cause of headache in your case.

Cervical Dystonia
Dystonia is a disorder of abnormal muscle contraction, that might be sustained or intermittent, and can lead to abnormal postures, tremor, or both. Cervical dystonia is the most common focal dystonia, and affects the muscles of the neck and shoulders. This can cause the head to assume abnormal postures, or lead to shaking or tremor of the head.

TMJ Dysfunction/Bruxism
TMJ dysfunction is a relatively common condition that can lead to decreased range of motion of the jaw, clicking or popping, intermittent jaw locking, or jaw deviation. Bruxism refers to teeth grinding, often during sleep, as a result of jaw clenching. This can result in jaw discomfort and damage to the teeth.

Hyperhidrosis refers to excessive sweating to amounts greater than needed for the usual temperature regulation of the body. This can of course lead to embarrassment or changes to behaviour, such as in the types of clothing worn. It is most commonly a chronic condition with no cause; however, secondary medical conditions or medications might be to blame and should be excluded. The commonest areas involved are the axillary (under arm) regions, the palms, and the soles of the feet. Topical creams are often tried first, but if these are unsuccessful then an injectable therapy might be indicated.

Abnormal Movements
Abnormal movements might refer to spasm and twitching of muscles, or to tremor. Muscular spasms around the eyes or mouth might be due to hemifacial spasm, an uncommon condition that can cause the eyes to twitch uncontrollably or the mouth to pull. Blepharospasm is another condition of abnormal movement, characterised by forceful eye closure with difficulty reopening. Tremor is a rhythmic oscillatory movement that might affect the arms, hands, or legs. There are many causes of tremor, and you should consult with your neurologist to determine the specific cause.

Spasticity refers to abnormally increased tone in the muscles, leading to stiffness or fixed postures. There are characteristic clinical findings on examination and it is often due to specific clinical causes, for instance following a stroke or chronically due to cerebral palsy. Spasticity can be a debilitating problem that limits functionality. In some cases it can also cause pain. Injectable therapies aim to loosen the muscles again, to provide relief from these symptoms.