Botulinum toxin as treatment for neck strains

WorkSafeBC Evidence-Based Practice Group, Martin CW
Record ID 32018005170
Authors' objectives: To determine if there is any evidence on the efficacy and/or effectiveness of botulinum toxin (Botox) in treating neck strains.
Authors' results and conclusions: 963 studies were identified from our searches, and after examination, none provided any data relevant to the objective of this systematic review. At present, there is no evidence to support (or refute) the efficacy and/or effectiveness of Botox in treating musculoskeletal sprain/strain.
Authors' methods: A comprehensive and systematic literature search was conducted on commercial medical literature databases on May 3, 2023. No limitations, such as on the language or date of publication, were implemented in any of these searches. For any articles retrieved in full, manual searches on the references of these articles were conducted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2023
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Mini HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Cervical Vertebrae
  • Neck Muscles
  • Injections, Intramuscular
  • botox
  • botulinum toxin
  • neck strain
  • neck sprain
Organisation Name: WorkSafeBC
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