You may have heard of Botox® before as a way to remove wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance. But did you know that Botox® has pain relief qualities as well?
A Botox® injection, which is a purified protein, helps relax muscles that are either weakening, painful, or overactive. It may be applied to relieve pain caused by chronic headaches, back pain, neck pain, or neuropathy.
After a series of injections, the inflamed muscles will “calm down,” providing pain relief for several months at a time. The full effects may be felt in a few days time. While a great way to fight off pain for several months at a time, patients may need to make a return visit for additional injections if the pain begins to return.