What is Botox and How Can It Help Me?

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February 13, 2019
Botox is a produce that is used for the treatment of chronic migraine, cervical dystonia (involuntary neck muscle contractions), Blepharospasm (twitching eye lids), Hemi-facial spasm (spasms of the facial muscles), spasticity (involuntary  muscle contractions of the arm, hand, legs or feet), dystonia (chronic muscle tightness), sialorrhea (excessive drooling), axillary hyperhidrosis (sweaty arm pits), strabismus (lazy eye), and urinary incontinence.  
There are 4 different types of Botox: Botox, Dysport, Myobloc and Xeomin.  Different products are used based on the patient’s response to Botox and underlying medication condition.
  • Who would be a candidate for this type of therapy?  Botox products are used in patients suffering from Chronic migraine, Cervical Dystonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, patients with spasticity from stroke, MS, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, patients with dystonia or sialorrhea from Parkinson’s disease.  
  • What symptoms and problems will this therapy treat?  Pain and excessive muscle contractions, excessive sweating and salivary production.
  • What Botox therapies does NCN offer and provide?  We provide treatment for all the above listed conditions except for strabismus and urinary incontinence.
  • How does someone set an appointment to be seen/treated using Botox therapies at NCN? Call our office or send a message through our one chart portal.
  • Most insurances will cover or at least a portion of Botox treatments.
  • All of our providers use Botox. 

Pamela Santamaria, M.D.

Dr. Santamaria completed undergraduate training at University of Iowa, graduating with a BS in psychology, in 1993. She attended medical school at University of Iowa and received her doctorate of medicine, in 1998. She then completed her medical internship and neurology residency training, at the University of Utah, graduating in 2002.

Dr. Santamaria grew up in Omaha and has worked in Omaha since the beginning of her practice in 2002. She founded Neurology Consultants of Nebraska in 2005.

Dr. Santamaria is a neurologist with broad interests in neurology. Her special interests include multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders, including the use of botulinum toxins and deep brain stimulation for treatment of neurological disorders. She provides EMG services and also manages vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for epilepsy. She also is involved in Parkinson’s disease research. Dr. Santamaria provides neurological care to adults of all ages and to children 12 years of age and older.

Dr. Santamaria’s hobbies include spending time with family, skiing, pottery, and traveling.

Please call the office at 402-552-2650 to make an appointment today