What is Botox for pain?

Botox is a neurotoxin that can relax tense muscles and block pain-signaling neurotransmitters.

When administered for pain management purposes Botox blocks specific neurotransmitters that cause muscles to contract, subsequently soothing muscle pain.

Common Conditions

Severe, recurring headaches that cause a throbbing pain, accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and noise.
Pain may stem from TMDJ, which is related to dysfunction of the jaw and surrounding muscles.
By blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which is responsible for stimulating muscle contractions – Botox helps to relax the muscles and reduce spasms.
May include spasticity, or contracted muscles that cannot relax.
Botox works by blocking the chemical signals that stimulate the sweat glands, reducing their activity and thereby decreasing sweating.

What Are The Benefits of Botox?

Botox injections reduce muscle-related discomfort by blocking neurotransmitters and relaxing contracted muscles

May reduce the need for over-the-counter or prescription medications with known side effects.

Botox injections are efficient outpatient procedures with minimal downtime.

What to Expect

During Treatment

Your doctor will inject Botox into trigger points located around your head and neck. The exact location of the trigger points, and number of injections, will depend on your condition.

After Treatment

Over the following 2-3 weeks you should feel relief from your relaxed muscles. Following your injection you may experience temporary, mild side effects, including: discomfort and/or swelling around the injection site(s), headache, fatigue, muscle weakness. These side effects typically subside within a few days.

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Common Questions

How long does one Botox injection last?

Typically, Botox reduces pain for three months. Though, relief timelines may vary for each individual.

Are there any risks I should be aware of?

Though rare, Botox may spread from the injection site, resulting in muscle weakness in other areas of the face.

How often can I receive follow-up injections?

You may receive Botox injections every three months.

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