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By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
August 28, 2019
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Botox Injections  

Do you need to speak with your Winter Park, FL, doctor about pain management options?

Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic provides patients with pain management options, including botox. Botox is made of Botulinum Toxin, a purified protein derived from Clostridium Botulinum, and has been used for more than 10 years.

What is botox used for?
Botox injections are administered in areas that experience muscle spasm and tenderness, like regions in the head, neck and back. Botox binds nerve-muscle junction, blocking nerves that causes muscle contraction. When the muscle relaxes, resting tone and nerve response to stimulation reduces.

You need about two to four weeks of injections for this procedure to work. When botox is used for pain, the treatment lasts  3-6 months.
Your Winter Park, FL, doctor determines which muscles requires injection. When your doctor injects the muscle(s) suffering from muscle spasm, pain, or spasm decrease.

The dose given is very small. Around 5% of the injected dose spreads through the body, which may cause patients to feel a bit washed out for a few weeks. If for any reason you begin to suffer from swallowing, speech, or breathing issues, then you need to contact your physician immediately. This is rare, however.

After the procedure, you'll also may experience increased pain for a few weeks but that eventually improves. This treatment needs to be repeated  It's also best to rely on other methods of pain relief simultaneously. Try using physical therapy, acupuncture or intramuscular stimulation to relieve pain.

If you are suffering from serious pain and need to speak with a doctor, make sure you contact your Winter Park, FL, doctor from Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic today!