Muscle Spasms

Botox Approved to Treat Pediatric Patients With Upper Limb Spasticity

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA; Allergan) for the treatment of upper limb spasticity in pediatric patients 2-17 years of age. The approval was based on data from two phase 3 trials: a 12-week study that evaluated the efficacy and safety of Botox in 234 pediatric patients with upper limb spasticity…

Research Paper Reviews JFK’s Chronic Health Issues

A new review published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine details the health issues that troubled JFK the most, specifically his back. His low-back pain was instigated by a football injury sustained while he was at Harvard in 1937. An orthopedic spine specialist diagnosed him in 1940 with a “very unstable lumbosacral joint”.