Botox injections are commonly used for cosmetic purposes to achieve a more youthful appearance, but they have many additional purposes. For instance, Botox can be injected into the hands and feet to control excess sweating. It can also be used to treat headaches and other types of pain. Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck, the experienced doctor at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, utilizes Botox injections to provide relief from headache pain, muscle spasms, and other types of pain.
Botox Injections for Pain
Botox injections are an effective way to deliver relief from pain caused by chronic headaches and muscle spasms. Upon injecting it into the affected area, the Botox works to block nerve signals to muscles. The targeted muscles become weakened or relaxed, which helps reduce chronic pain. Botox injections can provide pain relief for three to six months before additional treatment is needed.
Examples of the types of pain that can be treated with Botox injections include:
- Chronic migraines
- Tension headaches
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve pain
The procedure for administering Botox injections at our office in Winter Park, FL, is noninvasive and most patients experience little to no discomfort. Topical anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. Then, an extremely thin needle is used to gently administer the Botox serum. Multiple injections might be needed based on the size of the area being treated. No recovery time is required so patients can return home right away after treatment and can expect to begin experiencing relief from headaches or muscle pain within a few days.
Botox injections serve many purposes and are a highly effective method for reducing the pain associated with chronic headaches and muscle-related conditions. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Umpierre-Shuck to learn more about Botox injections for pain by calling Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533.