Milwaukee Botox Injections for Pain Relief
How Botox Ends Chronic Pain
Botox is another pain relief method offered by Dr. Neal Pollack at the Neurology & Pain Treatment Center in Milwaukee. Derived from botulinum toxin, Botox acts as a relaxant when injected into muscles. Botox injection treatment has helped countless patients experience relief from their chronic pain conditions.
What is a Botox injection?
Tight muscles can cause migraine headaches, torticollis and myofascial pain syndromes throughout the body. After the target muscles are identified, Botox is directed into the muscle belly. Once the muscles relax, the surrounding inflammation decreases, resulting in pain relief.
How long does it take?
Botox injections are performed on an outpatient basis using a very small needle. Depending on the extent of the problem, the procedure typically requires 20 minutes, including preparation and recovery time.
An added benefit of Botox injections is the ability to avoid the operating room all together. There’s no need for general anesthetic or invasive surgery when you receive Botox injections for your specific condition.
How often should this procedure be done?
Botox injections may be given every three months. In general, the injections usually last up to three months and need to be repeated.
What are the expected results?
Botox injections are very successful in relieving pain. The benefit from these injections will typically occur seven days following the procedure. When combined with other therapeutic measures the results are often long lasting.
What does Botox treat?
Other than wrinkles, Botox injections have been shown to relieve chronic pain in patients. This includes relief for migraine headaches, low back pain, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), and more. A consultation with Dr. Pollack will determine if Botox injections are the right treatment plan for your medical condition.
The sooner you schedule a personal consultation, the sooner you will find an answer to your chronic pain. If Botox is not right for you, the Neurology & Pain Treatment Center offers prolotherapy, osteopathic manipulation, and spinal decompression therapy to help you find relief.