Many people suffer from a painful condition caused
by extremely tight muscles they can't control.
As Martie Salt shows us .
a type of treatment similar to Botox may provide relief.
BARBARA APARICIO ah-PREE-SEE-oh LOVES HAVING HER FAMILY
SHE HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
IT'S CAUSED BLINDNESS IN ONE EYE, FORCED HER INTO
A WHEELCHAIR AND EVEN AFFECTED THE MUSCLES IN HER
My arm gets very stiff, a lot of spasticity and also
SO STIFF SHE COULDN'T STRAIGHTEN IT, MAKING EVEN THE
SIMPLEST TASKS VERY DIFFICULT.
THE TIGHT MUSCLES WERE ALSO INCREDIBLY PAINFUL.
I asked her on a scale on one to ten, how bad is your
pain and she said, 'usually around a nine.'
WHILE DOCTOR RUBIN COULDN'T RESTORE THE USE OF APARICIO'S
ah-PREE-SEE-oh's ARM, HE THOUGHT HE COULD GET RID
OF HER PAIN.
HE INJECTED XEOMIN zee-OH-min INTO THE MUSCLES.
IT IS SIMILAR TO BOTOX.
The injections of toxins allowed her arm to relax,
allowed the muscles to relax and effectively reduced
the pain, so she was much more comfortable.
BEING ABLE TO STRAIGHTEN HER ARM MAKES GETTING DRESSED
A LOT EASIER AND BEING PAIN FREE MAKES SPENDING TIME
WITH HER GRANDKIDS A LOT MORE ENJOYABLE.
To me, the treatment is like a miracle.
It's something very, very beneficial for myself.
I'M MARTIE SALT, REPORTING.