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FAQs about Botox Injections for Pain

Are you living with chronic pain? Find out how Botox may be able to help.

If you are dealing with severe, recurring muscle pain that isn’t being alleviated through therapeutic exercises and pain medication, we know how frustrating this can be; however, our Winter Park, FL, physiatrist and pain medicine doctor Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck has helped patients finally find relief from their chronic pain through the help of a simple, minimally invasive injectable treatment known as Botox.

What is Botox?

Yes, we are talking about the same Botox that is used to treat lines and wrinkles. This same anti-aging treatment has also been FDA approved to treat migraines and certain conditions that cause chronic pain. Botox contains a neurotoxin that when injected into certain muscle groups, temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting. As you might imagine, relaxed muscles also equal less pain.

What kinds of chronic pain can Botox treat?

Our Winter Park, FL, pain specialist may recommend Botox treatment if you are dealing with,

  • Chronic neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Migraine headaches

When will I experience pain relief?

Most people notice an improvement in their pain within about 10-14 days after treatment, and results can last up to four months. Since Botox’s effects are temporary, patients will require additional injections every few months to provide long-term relief from their chronic pain. Botox may complement your current pain management plan nicely and is often recommended along with other treatment options to help manage your symptoms more effectively.

Is there any downtime after Botox treatment?

Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that only takes a couple of minutes to administer. This makes it possible for people to be able to get the treatment they need without having to take a day off work. We can even treat patients during their lunch break. Botox doesn’t require any recovery time so you can immediately go back to your routine after treatment. Swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection site are common after treatment, but symptoms are typically mild and will go away within 1-2 days.

Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, can help you treat and manage your chronic and persistent pain problems. Don’t let pain take control of your life. Call us today at (407) 673-9533, and we will help you fight back.

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