Are you considering Botox injections for pain relief?
Pain Management Wales specialises in providing early access to the pain management solutions that really do work. If you’re considering Botox injections for pain relief the following details from our consultancy team may answer your questions and help you decide if this treatment is right for you:
1. What is Botox and how can it relieve pain?
Most people think of cosmetic treatments when they hear the term Botox used, however, this purified protein is also an extremely effective pain reliever. It is primarily used to treat muscle spasm type pain associated with the spine, neck, and head for patients that don’t find steroid injections helpful. There are a wide range of different Botox treatments and each offers specific pain relief solutions. These treatments have been used to alleviate pain for around ten years now, and research shows they are extremely effective for certain conditions.
2. How does it work?
This treatment works by blocking nerves causing muscle contractions and pain, as the botox binds to the junction of the nerve and muscle causing the muscle to relax. Most patients find this effect takes place fully from two to four weeks after the injection and can last from two months to one year.
3. What does the process for Botox injections involve?
If you decide to go ahead with Botox injections for pain relief your consultant will discuss your symptoms in order to work out which muscles are affected. You can then go ahead with the treatment which could entail several muscular injections.
4. Benefits of Botox injections for pain relief
Injecting Botox into muscles can prevent or reduce spasm considerably and this will reduce the pain you experience. Although Botox injections cannot cure your condition, it is possible to have repeat treatments to ensure continued pain management.
5. What can Botox injections help with?
Botox injections can be used to help with pain associated with migraines or whiplash, or back pain. Some people have used them to treat fibromyalgia, however, research shows this treatment is not entirely successful although it can assist with fibromyalgia that was caused by whiplash injury.
If you live in the Cardiff area and would like to find out more about Botox injections for pain relief, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re more than happy to discuss our treatments over the phone and provide more details about our services.