Cook Children's Botox clinics are conducted by movement disorder specialists Warren Marks, M.D. and Fernando Acosta Jr., M.D. Botox injections are used to treat a variety of muscle conditions experienced by patients with dystonia, palsy and other neuromuscular disorders by partially paralyzing muscles to improve the patient's mobility and quality of life.
Botox injections can be administered by our specialists in clinic or in the operating room with anesthesia depending on the needs of the patient.
Pediatric movement disorders are diagnosed through physical examination of the patient, clinical examination of the child's history and symptoms, neuroimaging and laboratory studies, which may include genetic testing.
- Abnormal gait
- Abnormal muscle tone
- Brachial plexus injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hypertonia and hypotonia
- Muscular dystrophy
- Muscle weakness
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders
- Tremor and essential tremor
- Juvenile Parkinson's disease
- Oral medications
- Intrathecal Baclofen
- Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Psychological and psychiatric counseling when needed
- Neuropsychological testing
- Referral for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery when indicated
We're here to help.
If your child has been diagnosed, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-2500.