HOW DOES BOTOX® THERAPY TREAT PAIN?
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HOW DOES BOTOX® THERAPY TREAT PAIN?

Whether used for pain management or cosmetic applications, the distinct advantage of BOTOX® therapy is its ability to treat a specific target area. The specialists at Manhattan Medicine utilize BOTOX® treatment for pain (including back, neck and shoulder pain) and are able to help patients live healthier more active lives.

Using ultrasound to localize the origin of the pain, physicians identified the muscle of muscle groups that are generating the pain. After the source of the pain has been located, BOTOX® therapy is administered to treat the pain, controlling it by relaxing the offending muscle or muscle groups.

Patients find that they were "locked up" or regions that were plagued with constant spasm are loosened and mobility is restored.

Who is a good candidate for pain management with BOTOX® treatments?

Patients find that they were "locked up" or regions that were plagued with constant spasm are loosened and mobility is restored.

Pain management with BOTOX® injections allows physicians to effectively treat many forms of pain. Because treatment involves just a few simple injections, most patients tolerate the treatment well. The best way to determine if BOTOX® therapy can be used as a supplement to other forms of pain control is to discuss your individual case with a physician. By carefully analyzing your nerve pain, back pain, or other ailments, a physician will be able to determine if botulinum toxin, the protein that makes up BOTOX® injections, can help ease your pain and give you the relief you need.

What results can a patient expect and how soon will the effects begin?

Botox® begins working within 3 days to 2 weeks after administration and the results usually last three to four months or longer. Some patients have noted up to six months of relief. Patients who have had successful treatment then participate in physical therapy to help stretch and strengthen the muscles that have contributed to the problem. Unlike muscle spasticity that result from brain or spinal cord injury, which is permanent, muscle spasm that is triggered by injury or trauma can repair after a few treatments with BOTOX®.

If you are interested in Botox® injections, please call our office at 212.935.1700 to schedule an appointment!

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