Jul 15 2011
It is often believed that Botox is only used for aesthetic purposes. While there are many benefits of using the popular injectable in the treatment of wrinkles and other signs of aging – it does serve additional purposes.
Botox has been used to treat migraines, and it may have a new purpose. At this stage, it has not been approved by the FDA, but research overseas indicates that it may be beneficial in the treatment of MS symptoms.
How Botox May Treat MS
Urinary incontinence is common in patients with multiple sclerosis when the disease is more progressed. The Botox can be injected directly into the bladder muscle in order to strengthen it and stop the contractions that occur. Research shows this may also benefit patients with spinal cord injuries.
Botox can greatly improve the quality of life of individuals suffering from urinary incontinence. Once this treatment is approved by the FDA, it may become more apparent to the public that it is a highly beneficial aesthetic treatment, but that it serves medial purposes too.
Having A Botox Treatment
This treatment may not currently be available, but it can be used to help alleviate signs of aging. Contact us today to learn more.