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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?
- 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.
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.
Your pain management doctor in Winter Park, FL, can help you with EMG/NCS.
An EMG is an electromyogram, designed to measure the electrical stimulation of your muscles while at rest and when they are contracting. An NCS is a nerve conduction study, designed to measure how fast your nervous system sends electrical signals. These two tests are often performed in combination, to help diagnose nerve and muscle disorders.
Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck at Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, offers comprehensive pain management services, including EMG/NCS to help you feel better.
EMG/NCS is an excellent diagnostic tool if you have:
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle cramping or muscle spasms
- Nerve twitching
- Muscle paralysis
- Tingling or numbness in your face or extremities
For the EMG test, your doctor will test a muscle using an electrode. The electrode is placed into the muscle and the EMG machine will record your muscle activity while at rest. You need to tighten the muscle for the second measurement.
For the NCS test, several electrodes are taped on a nerve or nerves. The electrodes deliver an electrical pulse to your nerves. Electrodes are also attached to the muscles controlled by the nerves. The muscle reactions to the impulses are measured and recorded.
The EMG/NCS is tolerated well by most people, however, you may feel slight discomfort or cramping during the EMG part of the test, and slight tingling during the NCS part of the test.
EMG/NCS is used extensively to diagnose certain conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Disc herniation
- Myasthenia gravis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Muscular dystrophy
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
EMG/NCS is an important tool in the early diagnosis of serious medical conditions. To find out more about EMG/NCS and other diagnostic and pain management services, call Dr. Umpierre-Schuck of Central Florida Pain and Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, at (407) 673-9533 today!
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.
We offer minimally invasive approaches to help you manage your chronic pain more successfully.
Are you living with chronic pain here in Winter Park, FL? If so, you may have tried countless lifestyle modifications and pain medications but still haven’t found the right solution for tackling your pain. This is where our Winter Park, FL, physician Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck can help. Here at Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic, we understand that pain is complex and unique to every individual. One of the ways that we help to combat chronic pain is with homeopathic injection therapy.
What is homeopathic injection therapy?
This minimally invasive therapy is used to reduce inflammation and pain while also stimulating the body’s natural healing processes to speed up recovery. Homeopathic solutions contain special dosages of plants and minerals that are then injected into the body to help promote immunity and healing.
What can homeopathic injection therapy treat?
There are many reasons why our Winter Park FL doctor may prescribe homeopathic injection therapy. These include:
- Chronic inflammation
- Sprains and strains
- Frozen shoulder
- Lower back pain
- Joint pain, swelling, and stiffness
- Knee pain
- Post-surgical pain
- Torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
- Traumatic injuries
- Sports-related injuries
What should I expect during this treatment?
Hormone injection therapy is performed right here in our Winter Park, FL, practice by our physician Dr. Umpierre-Schuck. The area is numbed with local anesthesia so that you don’t experience any discomfort when these small needles are administered under the help of ultrasound technology (which ensures that we deliver the homeopathic solution into the exact spot).
Some patients report symptom relief in as little as one to two days after their first set of injections. As you continue to come in for subsequent treatments you will continue to see amazing healing effects and a marked improvement in your symptoms.
What are the benefits of homeopathic injection therapy?
Here are just some of the amazing benefits of homeopathic injection therapy:
- They offer immediate and significant results without needing to turn to daily medications to control pain and inflammation
- This treatment is well tolerated by patients who may not be able to get steroid injections
- Patients only need about 3-4 weekly injections, after which they can often turn to injections only once a month to manage their symptoms
- Homeopathic medicine is completely natural and safe for anyone to use without the same concerning side effects and complications that often come from taking certain oral or injectable pain medications
- This treatment is minimally invasive, which means that you can return to your normal routine immediately after
If you are curious about whether homeopathic injection therapy could help get your chronic pain under control, then call Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, today at (407) 673-9533.