Once known primarily for its cosmetic benefits, more and more patients are starting to use Botox (Botulinum Toxin Type A) to treat chronic pain. Botox stops muscles from releasing the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, which enables them to relax and reduces muscle spasms.
Do you need Botox Injections?
Botox injections have been successful for patients suffering from conditions related to muscle pain such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain. The great thing about botox injections is that they can be used to treat specific areas on the body.
Upon examining your symptoms and diagnosing possible sources of your pain, Dr. Zarrini will be able to make a better determination of whether or not botox injections will be beneficial for you.
Botox Injections procedure
Botox injections are quick and simple to administer. After we determine the best spot for the injection, it’s as simple as getting a regular shot. It only takes a few minutes, and aside from a little discomfort from the needle, it’s a fairly painless and minimally invasive procedure.
How long do Botox Injections last?
The effectiveness of your botox injections will vary with each patient and the severity of your pain. The treatment will start to take effect quickly, and the results can last for days or months.