More than just erasing brow furrows, a shot of Botox may be able to help you reduce pain – specifically, neck pain. Used in combination with physical therapy, it may be possible to significantly reduce chronic neck pain through the use of Botox injections. It is, in fact, successfully accomplished on a frequent basis.
Long used to treat uncontrolled muscle contractions and to relax muscles, a form of botulinum toxin type A – therapeutic Botox – has been used. Any number of medical conditions can cause these types of muscle contractions. Most people are already familiar with cosmetic Botox to reduce wrinkles as a facial treatment.
Past research strongly suggested that, to help treat chronically contracted muscle pain, in addition to physical therapy, therapeutic Botox would be extremely useful. Today, numerous types of pain are being successfully treated through the use of Botox.
Below, we are going to explore Botox for neck pain.
Why Does Botox Work?
Where neck pain is concerned, the nerve’s signals causing muscle spasms in the neck are blocked by Botox. This assists in reducing tension and muscle stiffness.
Causes of Neck Pain
Neck pain can have many causes. Botox treatments can help, explicitly, with cervical dystonia and spasmodic torticollis.
Spasmodic torticollis – a tremendously painful neurological chronic movement disorder that causes the neck to turn involuntarily downwards, upwards, right, and/or to the left. Cervical dystonia is another way of referring to this ailment. Both antagonist and agonist muscles simultaneously contract during dystonic movements. It is predominantly unknown what causes this disorder. As a result of another disease or disorder, a small number of patients, it has been determined, developed this disorder. Symptoms are frequently experienced during midlife by many first-time patients.
Other Causes of Neck Pain
Of course, when it comes to neck pain, there can be any number of causes. Some of these are:
- Muscle strain
- Traumatic occurrence, such as in the case of a sports injury, or other trauma
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bacterial infection
- Holding an odd or uncomfortable position for extended periods of time
- Pinched nerve
- Injury to brachial plexus nerves
- Anxiety and stress
- Degeneration through normal wear and tear
- Awkward sleeping positions
Should you be experiencing neck pain from any of the above conditions, consult with a physician or specialist at Head Pain Institute® as to whether or not your neck pain can be treated with Botox.
Types of Pain Treatable with Botox
In addition to neck pain, there are various types and causes of pain that are also treatable through the use of Botox. Some of these include the following:
- Tension headaches
- Nerve pain
- Muscle spasms
- Chronic back pain
- … and more
Head Pain Institute® Can Help with Your Neck Pain
If you suffer from cervical dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, or some other form of neck pain, contact us today to see if the use of Botox for neck pain would be appropriate.
For years, we have been treating various conditions related to neck pain and other afflictions. In some cases, in as little as three or four weeks, significant improvement with decreasing symptoms have been experienced by numerous individuals receiving Botox treatment for neck pain.
Start decreasing your pain today! Contact our office and schedule an appointment.