Botox® is a neuromodulator that relaxes muscles that spasm to cause chronic pain. Injections of Botox® are often recommended for patients who have chronic headaches, migraines and neck pain. National Pain Institute offers Botox® injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Are Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections are a type of interventional pain management that temporarily relaxes muscles that cause chronic pain. The muscles may spasm and place pressure on the nerves. In most cases, the occipital nerve that runs from the base of the neck into the scalp is affected by the spasms, and this causes chronic headaches, migraines and some types of neck pain.
What Are the Benefits of Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections require no downtime. The procedure is performed in our office and does not require general anesthesia. You are able to return to your normal activities after the treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Botox® Injections?
If you live with chronic pain that is caused by a qualifying condition for treatment with Botox® injections, we will explain how the procedure may provide relief from your symptoms.
How Are Botox® Injections Performed?
Botox® injections are administered directly into the muscles that are linked to your chronic pain. Several injections are needed to temporarily relax the muscles. Most patients tolerate the injections, but we can numb the area if you are unable to relax during the procedure.
What Is the Recovery Like After Botox® Injections?
No downtime is needed after Botox® injections for chronic pain. The ingredient in Botox® will start to work in about five to seven days. You may notice some localized tenderness and swelling at the points of injection. You can apply an ice pack to help with any discomfort. These symptoms should only last one to two days.
What Should I Expect After Botox® Injections?
The pain-relieving benefits of your Botox® injections may last four to six months. As you notice the pain returning, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment for another series of Botox® injections.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers Botox® Injections for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.