Chronic Pain Relief Botox

Botox for Chronic Pain Relief

Find Lasting Relief for your Chronic Pain with Botox in the Dallas Area

botox pain relief in DallasBotox, short for botulinum toxin, involves blocking the body’s release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine from the muscles, which in turn forces them to relax. For many patients, this results in rapid pain relief. At Texas Pain Relief Group, we offer Botox for several types of medical conditions, with the following being the most common:

  • Chronic Headaches: Our migraine specialists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area may recommend Botox for persistent headaches when you don’t find relief with more traditional treatment methods. The physician places several tiny needles into various locations on the head and neck, allowing the patient to be headache-free for several months.
  • Spasticity: When a patient suffers from spasticity, they experience involuntary body movements due to the spinal cord receiving faulty signals. Muscles are often stiff or rigid due to cerebral palsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, or as the result of an injury. Our pain management physicians inject Botox directly into the muscles to help them relax and reduce spastic movements.
  • Cervical Dystonia: This disorder is characterized by involuntary movements and muscle contractions that results in twisting, repetitive motions, or an abnormal posture. When injected into the spine, Botox helps to relieve pain and posturing problems for people with Cervical Dystonia.

The Botox Procedure

Typically, it takes only about ten minutes for our specialists to insert all of the necessary needles for the Botox procedure. No anesthesia is required, and patients feel only minor discomfort upon insertion of each tiny needle. Most who have undergone Botox report symptom relief within a few days. To avoid bruising after the procedure, our pain management doctors advise patients to avoid alcohol and aspirin for at least one week in advance. They can resume normal activities the same day that they receive Botox. Some patients experience headaches or soreness at the injection sites, but these symptoms tend to disappear quickly.

Who Should Not Have Botox?

While Botox can help alleviate pain and other effects of several health conditions, the procedure is not for everyone. You should avoid Botox if you have serious nerve or muscle disorders, breathing problems, Lou Gehrig’s disease, Lambert-Eaton Syndrome, or myasthenia gravis. Of course, our pain management specialists will thoroughly evaluate whether or not Botox is an appropriate pain relief treatment plan based upon your personal medical history.

Living with chronic pain is no way to live. Together, we’ll work to put an end to your chronic pain.

Botox for Chronic Pain Relief

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