NeuroBloc treatment starts with 10,000 U, divided into equal doses and injected directly into the two to four muscles in the neck and shoulders that are most affected. The dose and number of injections depend on the patient’s response.
How does NeuroBloc work?
The active substance in NeuroBloc botulinum toxin type B, is a well-known toxic substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is the cause of a type of food poisoning called botulism, where patients suffer from muscle weakness and paralysis. The toxin reduces the release of acetylcholine from the nerve endings. Acetylcholine is needed to transfer electrical impulses from the nerves to the muscles in order for the muscles to contract.
In NeuroBloc, the toxin is used as a muscle relaxant. When injected directly into a muscle it reduces the release of acetylcholine and muscle contraction in the affected neck or shoulder muscles, thereby relieving the patient’s symptoms. The effect of an injection of NeuroBloc gradually wears off over time.
NeuroBloc was more effective than placebo (a dummy treatment) at improving symptoms of cervical
dystonia in four studies involving a total of 392 adults.
- Improve muscle tone and posture
- Minimize pain associated with neck and shoulders
- Treat Cervical Dystonia (torticollis)
- Relaxed Muscles