If you live with upper limb spasticity, you’re not alone. About 1.8 million Americans also live with it.1 The stiff muscles. The bent elbow or wrist. The clenched fist.2 Perhaps you have tried to find treatment, but still haven’t found one that works for you. Or other health problems have kept you from getting help. Don’t give up.
Upper limb spasticity
Upper limb spasticity is a condition in which certain muscles in your elbow,
wrist, or fingers become stiff or tight. It’s caused by several conditions or neurological events that can damage the brain or the spinal cord.3 the effects of ULS
How your upper limbs work normally
The brain sends signals to the muscles of your elbow, wrist, and fingers through nerve cells (called neurons).4 When your muscles receive these signals, your elbow, wrist, and fingers react as your brain directs them.4
With ULS, your muscles receive the wrong signals
When you have upper limb spasticity, the signals sent to the muscles in your elbow, wrist, and fingers become misguided and these muscles constantly tighten or contract.3 The result: your elbow, wrist, and fingers may be bent or stiff.2
When you or someone you care for experiences increased muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, or fingers, you may choose to explore more than one treatment option. Getting the facts about BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) treatment can help you and your doctor make a decision that’s right for you.
*With the BOTOX® Savings Card, out-of-pocket costs are covered in full for the majority of commercially insured patients receiving treatment for upper limb spasticity.3.4 The BOTOX® Savings Card can be used for up to 4 treatments and/or related procedures in a 12-month period.
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