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Botox is commonly used to fight wrinkles and lines, but can it be used to combat pain?
Actress and comedian Geri Jewell, best known for her ground-breaking role on “The Facts of Life,” visits The Doctors to share how the medication has dramatically improved her life.
“I have dealt with physical pain most of my adult life, from my 30s on. In 1999, I had spinal cord surgery,” Geri, who suffered from muscle spasms and pain related to her cerebral palsy, explains.
The star began using Botox as a treatment and found great success with it.
“The only thing that has given me my life back is Botox for chronic pain,” she continues.
Pain management physician Dr. Alexander Hersel explains more about Geri’s condition and how Botox is helping her cope with her pain.
“The Botox allows us to specifically block involuntary movements in the muscles, which causes a lot of pain and decreased range of motion and mobility. So, we can actually use it… to make a better quality of life,” he says.
One drawback of using Botox for pain is the amount needed and the cost of each injection.
“There’s a significant difference in the volume that you need… so you can imagine how pricey that can get,” Dr. Hersel continues, explaining that due to how Medicare coverage is structured, Geri is left with a great deal of out-of-pocket costs.
For the actress, not using the medication is simply not an option.
“Without Botox, I can’t function,” she says, sharing that without the injections she often ends up in bed due to the severity of her pain.
Fortunately, Dr. Hersel surprises the actress with a generous gift that will continue to help her with the effects of her cerebral palsy.
“I wanted to make an offer to you. It would be a pleasure for me to give you Botox for a full year, complimentary,” he says.
“Thank you so much,” an ecstatic and overwhelmed Geri says.