While most patients consider Botox injections as a cosmetic procedure, the treatment can also reduce symptoms of headaches, backaches, eye muscle problems, muscle problems and excessive sweating. For patients with pain, Botox injections weaken or paralyze the muscle and block nerves causing the discomfort. Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine offers this treatment for patients who qualify. See if Botox injections can help relieve your symptoms. Schedule an appointment online today.
The FDA says Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that cause intense pulsing or throbbing pain and affect about 12% of Americans.
Botox works by blocking the release of certain brain chemicals including acetylcholine and by blocking the movement of certain nerves and muscles
Botox has been used for various painful disorders thought to be due to muscle spasm including : myofascial pain with trigger points, tennis elbow, chronic pain following mastectomy and migraines, chronic daily headache, tension headaches, piriformis syndrome, facial pain,, low back pain, chronic prostatic pain, and whiplash. In several small studies it appears to be effective in controlling trigger point pain. It has been shown to be useful in treating chronic back pain due to muscle spasm without underlying anatomic cause which otherwise causes the pain—like a herniated disc.
Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect and it is best to avoid alcohol at least one week prior to treatment. Aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications should be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising.
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