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That is very interesting, Barb! I'm really glad the Botox helped the spasms :) and that your insurance paid for it!! :bouncing: :bouncing:
Maybe if there are precendents elsewhere of insurance companies paying for Botox treatments, other insurance companies will follow suit. Botox isn't without a few side effects but sure sounds better to me than being on muscle relaxants on a daily basis, especially when (for me) they only give minimal relief. Two doctors now have told me they believe Botox could relieve my symptoms for about 3 months. I've heard the cost is $500 per vial - so 3-4 vials as you had would be quite expensive. If I am diagnosed, I'll definitely check into the insurance aspect of it. Thank you so much for the information!

I get botox shots in my neck for muscle spasms. I have a condition called cervical dystonia also known as spasmodic torticollis. My neck muscles are in a constant spasm, they become very hard. The botox has helped me alot, it helps me function on a daily basis, as before I was getting so stiff that in order to turn my head I pretty much had to turn my whole body. I get the botox shots every 3 months, 300 units, the cost is expensive but I get help from NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders). I would reccomend this treatment for any spasm, I do not have any side affects from the botox. I hope this might help someone who is thinking about gettting botox for cervical dystonia (spasmodic torticollis). Is there anyone that has been diagnosed with this disorder that I might be able to compare symptoms with.
God Bless and take care,

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