Botox® contains an ingredient that temporarily affects the muscles at the point of injection. The technique is an effective interventional pain management therapy for patients with chronic headaches and neck pain. Texas Pain Institute offers Botox® injections for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What are Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections are interventional pain management therapies that temporarily relax muscles in the head and neck area. The treatment is typically recommended for treating neck pain, migraines and chronic headaches. Botox® has been used primarily in the field of cosmetic medicine, but it offers many benefits for patients of Texas Pain Institute.
What are the Benefits of Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections take less than one hour to complete, and you may experience immediate relief from your chronic pain. Patients who live with chronic headaches and migraines may need to wait to feel the effects of Botox®, depending on the cycle of headaches that typically occurs.
Am I a Candidate for Botox® Injections?
Botox® is approved for use in the treatment of migraines, episodic headaches and certain types of neck pain that is caused by spasms in the muscles. We review your medical and treatment history to determine if Botox® is the best option for your pain.
How are Botox® Injections Performed?
Botox® is injected directly into the muscles that are causing your chronic pain. We make several injections during the treatment, and most patients remain comfortable and relaxed.
What is the Recovery Like After Botox® Injections?
Botox® injections do not require any downtime or special aftercare. We recommend that you closely monitor your body for any pain signals, as this may indicate that additional Botox® injections are appropriate. You may notice some localized symptoms around the injection sites, such as tenderness, bruising, swelling and minor bleeding. These symptoms last only one to two days.
What is the Prognosis After Botox® Injections?
Our patients typically enjoy three to four months of chronic pain relief after Botox® injections, although this does vary by individual. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and determine when you need another round of Botox® injections. Please contact us if your symptoms return sooner than expected.
Botox® injections are safe and effective therapies for some types of chronic pain. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer Botox® injections for chronic pain to help the residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.