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Are you living with chronic pain? Find out how Botox may be able to help.
If you are dealing with severe, recurring muscle pain that isn’t being alleviated through therapeutic exercises and pain medication, we know how frustrating this can be; however, our Winter Park, FL, physiatrist and pain medicine doctor Dr. Enrique Umpierre-Schuck has helped patients finally find relief from their chronic pain through the help of a simple, minimally invasive injectable treatment known as Botox.
What is Botox?
Yes, we are talking about the same Botox that is used to treat lines and wrinkles. This same anti-aging treatment has also been FDA approved to treat migraines and certain conditions that cause chronic pain. Botox contains a neurotoxin that when injected into certain muscle groups, temporarily prevents the muscles from contracting. As you might imagine, relaxed muscles also equal less pain.
What kinds of chronic pain can Botox treat?
Our Winter Park, FL, pain specialist may recommend Botox treatment if you are dealing with,
- Chronic neck pain
- Muscle spasms
- Migraine headaches
When will I experience pain relief?
Most people notice an improvement in their pain within about 10-14 days after treatment, and results can last up to four months. Since Botox’s effects are temporary, patients will require additional injections every few months to provide long-term relief from their chronic pain. Botox may complement your current pain management plan nicely and is often recommended along with other treatment options to help manage your symptoms more effectively.
Is there any downtime after Botox treatment?
Botox is a minimally invasive treatment that only takes a couple of minutes to administer. This makes it possible for people to be able to get the treatment they need without having to take a day off work. We can even treat patients during their lunch break. Botox doesn’t require any recovery time so you can immediately go back to your routine after treatment. Swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection site are common after treatment, but symptoms are typically mild and will go away within 1-2 days.
Central Florida Pain & Rehab Clinic in Winter Park, FL, can help you treat and manage your chronic and persistent pain problems. Don’t let pain take control of your life. Call us today at (407) 673-9533, and we will help you fight back.
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!