Botox is a serum made from Clostridium botulinum, a dangerous type of food poisoning. It’s a powerful neurotoxin that blocks nerve signals, temporarily weakening, or paralyzing muscles. As a result of these two traits, it can be a powerful pain reliever.
We provide thorough exams and testing before creating a pain management program. Depending on your specific needs, we might include Botox injections in treatment programs for:
Dr. Nasir might recommend Botox for other painful conditions at his discretion.
Botox is a neurotoxin — it bonds to your nerves, blocking neurological signals. This not only stops pain signals from traveling between your body and your brain but also relaxes your muscles. One of the most valuable uses of Botox is blocking pain signals. It can alleviate nerve pain, arthritis, and more.
We can use Botox injections to help spasming muscles relax, relieving neck and back pain, and other muscle pain. If cortisone shots have relieved trigger point pain, Botox could potentially provide longer-lasting relief.
If Botox is right for you, you’re in luck. Botox injections are typically quick and relatively painless treatments. We begin by cleaning your skin and providing a local anesthetic. Depending on the location of your pain, we might use a topical numbing cream, an injection, cold, or vibrational anesthesia.
Once you are numb, we inject the Botox serum. The injections can take a few days to take effect. The effects of Botox injections last for between 3-12 months. However, you can have touch up appointments as needed to maintain your relief.
If you’re curious about Botox and its pain-relieving properties, call our office or schedule an appointment online. If the injections are right for you, we can deliver your first treatment right away.