Stiff neck after Botox?

Recently had botox for migraine. Two months later I still have a slight stiff neck, and some swelling at base of skull. Anyone experience this? (By the way, I don’t have less migraines but I am having far less intermittent headaches.)


Community Answers
  • loflin
    3 months ago

    I had my first Botox injections almost two weeks ago and have been slightly stiff in the neck and very stiff and sore in my shoulders. From what I’ve read, my muscles have been frozen by the Botox, so other muscles are compensating and are sore. For your next injections, your doctor may want to use less in your neck or in slightly different locations.

  • vvvoom author
    3 months ago

    I will call my Dr and let her know about the tightness/stiffness. It didn’t start until after the botox. I am willing to put up with it, though, because I want to still give the botox a chance. I have another appt for injections in a month.

  • amberohl
    3 months ago

    I got my first treatment for Botox on Monday and I have not had any neck pain since then; and I’m used to daily neck pain. I did however end up with flu like symptoms. Still trying to get over it.
    I would call your neurologist or whoever did the Botox and ask. I know that when I was done getting my treatment my neurologist said please call with any questions or unusual symptoms.

  • vvvoom author
    3 months ago

    You’re right, I should call the Dr.

  • Taccino
    3 months ago

    Botox actually helped my stiff neck. I have not experienced that side effect at all.

  • DriverShirl
    3 months ago

    Sorry to say the Botox didn’t help much with my migraines and my neck pain continues just the same, possibly worse, wish i had better news for you.

  • Share Your Answer

    Poll