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  • Patient1981
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    I will thank you πŸ˜€. My neurologist also suggested to have Botox on my legs to treat spasticity and gait unsteadiness created by my myelopathy condition.

    Please note that I have tried baclofen and later clonazepam but I did not see any improvement.

    What is your opinion for these injections?

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    You still have time to improve so I would not jump into botox immediately. Also remember that Botox weakens muscles so injection can result in some gait disturbance.

    Dr. Corenman

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    Patient1981
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    I understand.Then I shall wait and see the outcome of physical therapy first.Just FYI I already have gait disturbance. My left leg locks especially when I try to walk faster than usual. So I end up walking like a robot πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

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