BOTOX® for Pain
You’ve likely heard of BOTOX® injections as a way to temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles. But did you know that BOTOX can also be an effective treatment for pain management?
At Consultants for Pain Medicine, our board-certified pain management specialists offer BOTOX treatments as an outpatient procedure. BOTOX injections are quick and relatively painless with few risks and side effects. These injections can block nerve signals that lead to a feeling of pain, providing rapid relief that lasts up to a few months.
You may be a good candidate for BOTOX injections if you are experiencing any of the following:
BOTOX consists of a type of bacteria called clostridium botulinum, which produces a neurotoxin. When the signals that lead to pain are sent to your muscles through your nerves, BOTOX blocks these signals. This helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of your pain.
Once your doctor administers a BOTOX injection, the results can be felt fairly quickly, usually within a couple of days to a couple of weeks. We recommend that you track how well BOTOX works for you, recording any pain and other symptoms you feel in the weeks and months following treatment. If your BOTOX treatment is successful in relieving your pain, we may recommend repeat BOTOX injections going forward.
To find out whether BOTOX for pain management may be the right treatment for you, contact Consultants in Pain Medicine today at (912) 466-9111. You can also directly call the Georgia office closest to you in Brunswick, Vidalia, Waycross, or St. Mary’s.