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Dr. Edward Anthony Wright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
6101 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wright is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine specialist in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Waco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wright include spinal cord injuries, splinting (splint application), and orthotics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wright attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Health System. His professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. Dr. Wright is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Orthotics, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Teaching, Outpatient Care, Surgical Procedures, Toe Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul A Friedman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Waco Hillcrest Medical Office Building Ii
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Friedman specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Friedman has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Amputation, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Joint Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Elton Scott Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Scott is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist in Waco, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scott takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Scott has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1997-1998. Dr. Scott is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Musculoskeletal Pain, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spinal Cord ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
205 Woodhew Drive; Suite 110
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Joel Freitag practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Waco, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Freitag at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.

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