The effect of small doses of botulinum toxin a on neck-shoulder myofascial pain syndrome: a double-blind, randomized, and controlled crossover trial.

@article{Ojala2006TheEO,
  title={The effect of small doses of botulinum toxin a on neck-shoulder myofascial pain syndrome: a double-blind, randomized, and controlled crossover trial.},
  author={Tuula A Ojala and Jari P. Arokoski and Juhani Partanen},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={90-6}
}
OBJECTIVES Myofascial pain syndrome is a common cause of muscular pain in the shoulder-neck region. Injections of large amounts of botulinum toxin A have been found to be beneficial for the alleviation of myofascial pain, but large doses of this toxin may cause paresis of the muscle and other adverse events. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of small doses (5 U) of botulinum toxin A (BTA) injected directly into the painful trigger points of the muscles, using a double-blind… CONTINUE READING

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