Over the years, Botox injections have become ubiquitous with facial rejuvenation and Hollywood stars looking to slow the passage of time. However, what many people may not know is that Botox is also an FDA-approved treatment for chronic migraines, neck and back pain, and may even offer relief from certain symptoms for those suffering from multiple sclerosis.
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, works by temporarily paralyzing muscles, causing semi-permanent relaxation. The effects of a Botox treatment can last for several months, depending on multiple factors including the individual patient and the condition being treated. If you wish to maintain the benefits and effects of Botox, it is necessary to repeat the injections roughly every 3-5 months. Because of this, it is extremely important for patients to find a doctor they can trust and build a positive relationship with.
If you suffer from chronic migraines and other treatments have not helped, Botox injections may be right for you. To treat migraine symptoms, Botox is administered into 31 specific injection points in your head and neck. Unlike many over the counter pain killers used to provide temporary migraine relief, Botox injections can last for up to 3 months, providing you with long-lasting relief so that you can enjoy every day. The most common adverse effects for patients who receive Botox for migraines are temporary neck pain and headache.
Multiple sclerosis, commonly referred to as MS, is an immune-mediated disease during which the body’s natural immune response mistakenly attacks the protective coating that surrounds the nerve fibers in the central nervous system. For some people who suffer from MS, it can cause spasticity, which means stiff muscles and sudden movement of muscles primarily in the legs and arms. Botox injections can be used to help relax the affected muscles and provide relief from spasticity for anywhere from 2-6 months.
If you are interested in Botox injections to help relieve your chronic migraines, neck and back pain, or MS-related symptoms of spasticity, call us and schedule an appointment today. Our highly-trained specialists would love the opportunity to help you find relief from your worst symptoms and live a happy and healthy life. Don’t spend another day suffering in silence, speak to a specialist today.
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