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.