ABC7 - Botox Helps Musician Suffering from Spasm

Pianist Terry Walker had a hard time controlling his left index finger as a result of muscle spasms in his hand. After more than a year, he learned he was suffering from musician’s dystonia and opted for botox treatment.

New York
 – August 14, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Pianist Terry Walker had a hard time controlling his left index finger as a result of muscle spasms in his hand. After more than a year, he learned he was suffering from musician’s dystonia and opted for botox treatment. “In the right hands and with the right technique, [botox] can dramatically help selected patients,” said Dr. Steven Frucht, a professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Genetics play a role, but repetitive movements that musicians make are also a factor in this type of dystonia. Learn more