How Botox Can Alleviate Chronic Pain
If a patient is experiencing chronic pain, Botox can prevent spasms that may exacerbate soreness, and typically, the treatment blocks neural signals that cause pain. Botox is a trademarked medication that relaxes the muscles for over 90 days, decreases neural stimulation, mitigates inflammation, and reduces acetylcholine levels.
Botox & Tension Headaches
When a patient is suffering from tension headaches, the sore muscles may gradually cause chronic inflammation, and consequently, numerous cells significantly increase levels of prostaglandins, which are inflammatory enzymes. If a person is experiencing frequent headaches, the chronic headaches could also exacerbate stress, cause fatigue, reduce attentiveness and affect well-being. Once a patient chooses a cutting-edge treatment such as Botox, the medical professionals can inject around the head and neck. The medication has been found to prevent muscular contractions that may cause future tension headaches.
Botox & Back Pain
According to multiple reports, more than 8% of Americans suffer from chronic back pain, and during the next five years, at least 15% of Americans will experience a back injury. Sometimes, the injuries can damage the vertebral discs, cause muscle spasms, exacerbate neuropathic pain and affect the patient’s movements.
Several studies have indicated that Botox can benefit at least 72% of patients who are experiencing chronic back pain. When Botox affects the presynaptic neurons, the medication prevents the neurons from releasing acetylcholine, and consequently, Botox can quickly relax the muscles that are situated within the back. According to numerous surveys, the medication could eliminate stiffness, reduce swelling, decrease tenderness, and improve range of motion.
Botox & Muscle Spasms
If a patient is suffering from muscle spasms, the medical condition could exacerbate pain, reduce coordination, and stiffen the muscles. Many experts have also indicated that muscle spasms may gradually weaken the muscles, and the sporadic contractions could significantly increase the risk of injuries. When Botox enters the muscle tissue, the medication can substantially reduce the spasticity of the muscles. Botox can also decrease levels of neurotransmitters that may cause muscle spasms.
Botox & Neuropathic Pain
According to recent studies, at least 10% of Americans may suffer from neuropathic pain, and sometimes, the medical condition could exacerbate swelling, stiffen the muscles, and cause numbness. Once a physician provides Botox, the pain treatment could effectively reduce peripheral neuropathy, prevent dystonia, and decrease swelling. Several reports have suggested that the treatments could help at least 82% of patients who are experiencing neuropathic pain.Request Appointment
Botox Side Effects & Benefits
If a medical professional injects Botox, the medication will quickly permeate the soft tissue. Botox may affect the muscle tissue, the nerves, and the joints, and typically, the pain treatment can eliminate symptoms for more than three months.
During this time period, most patients do not notice any side effects. Eventually, the body will naturally reduce the level of Botox within the soft tissue and if a patient experiences recurring symptom, our experts could provide multiple treatments during each year.