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By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
August 10, 2021
Category: Pain Management
Tags: Botox  

You've likely heard of using Botox injections for cosmetic purposes, but these shots have medical benefits as well, including treatment of intensive pain. By blocking the pain response, Botox can offer relief from chronic discomfort of migraines, arthritis, and nerve, neck, or back ailments.

At Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, Botox injections are one option for treating your pain. A safe alternative to painkillers, Botox is a nonaddictive and long-lasting source of relief.

How do Botox injections work?

A diluted version of the botulinum toxin is injected into the affected muscle, stopping it from triggering a pain response from the brain and relaxing the area. Multiple injections may be required but the overall procedure lasts just minutes. The effects can be felt within days and may last up to several months. Additional treatments may be needed to maintain results.

What types of pain can be treated with Botox?

  • Migraines
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve pain
  • Tension headaches

What are the side effects of Botox treatments?

You may experience swelling, bruising, or mild pain at the injection site. These effects should be mild and dissipate quickly. Icing the area or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever should help with any discomfort. A small number of individuals have an allergy to the components of Botox and should not use it.

What are the benefits?

Botox treatments offer an alternative to medications, which can cause symptoms like dizziness, nausea, fatigue, or dry mouth. Botox offers long-lasting results and quick treatment at our Winter Park, FL, office. You will be able to enjoy exercising, reading, socializing or any of your favorite activities without nagging pain or discomfort or waiting for a pill to kick in.

Explore Botox or any of the many pain treatment options at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic. Call our office at (407) 673-9533 to schedule an appointment.

By Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic
August 09, 2021
Category: Pain Management

Chronic knee pain can make everyday tasks a chore and favorite activities like biking or dancing a thing of the past. If you are healing from an injury or your knee pain is caused by osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, it will require more than rest and icing to remedy.

At Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, we offer viscosupplementation as an option for relief from knee arthritis. This treatment helps lubricate the joints to increase mobility and decrease pain.

What is knee arthritis?

Knee arthritis occurs when the cartilage wears away and the synovial fluid in the joint does not provide enough cushioning to reduce friction. As a result, you may experience stiffness, limited range of motion, and inflammation.

How does viscosupplementation work?

For this procedure, hyaluronic acid is injected into the joint to provide lubrication and reduce discomfort and swelling. A series of shots over the course of several weeks may be required. If effective, the treatment will likely need to be repeated every six months.

Am I a candidate for viscosupplementation?

Your doctor will likely advise over-the-counter pain relievers, physical therapy, changing your exercise routine, cortisone (steroid) injections, or weight management before suggesting hyaluronic injections. Viscosupplementation is not effective for everyone and it may take several weeks to experience any results. Individuals with mild to moderate joint degeneration are more likely to benefit.

Are there side effects to the treatment?

You may feel a warm or mildly painful sensation, or have redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. These effects should last only briefly. Avoiding strenuous activity for 48 hours post-injection is advised.

While viscosupplementation is not a cure for knee osteoarthritis, it may be a viable option for you, especially if other treatments have failed. Call Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533 to learn about the ways we can help you find relief from joint pain.