Botox Injections for Chronic Pain
Many people are unaware that BOTOX® injections are used not only to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also for chronic pain control, including back and nerve pain. Pain management and other alternative uses for BOTOX ® therapy have shown how versatile and effective this treatment is.
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.
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.