BOTOX is most commonly known as a cosmetic treatment for facial lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movement. However, it is also an effective treatment for certain musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Roy Nini performs BOTOX injections for pain management in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
What Is BOTOX?
As a well-known brand name for a botulinum toxin type A product, BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. It is also a prescription medication that has FDA approval for various medical uses, including treatment of chronic migraines, overactive bladder, certain eye disorders, and excessive sweating in the underarms.
Botulinum toxin type A, when injected in very small quantities, has a number of medical uses, including pain management in sports medicine. BOTOX injections work by blocking nerve impulses or weakening or paralyzing certain muscles.
Therapeutic Treatments with BOTOX
Dr. Nini performs BOTOX injections, in combination with other therapies, to provide relief from pain associated with sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
These injections work by blocking nerve signals that trigger muscle hyperactivity. In many cases, BOTOX injections can provide longer-lasting pain relief than injections of steroid medications.
Customized Sports Medicine
Studies have shown that BOTOX injections are an effective interventional treatment for exertional compartment syndrome – an exercise-induced condition of the muscles and nerves that causes pain, swelling, and disability in muscles of the arms or legs. Injections of botulinum toxin type A products have also been used to effectively treat runners and cyclists with knee pain. In a study published by Science Daily involving 45 patients with chronic knee pain, after BOTOX injections and physiotherapy sessions, 69 percent required no further medical intervention and had complete pain relief five years after treatment.
At Full Range Ortho, we use BOTOX injections to effectively treat a range of musculoskeletal disorders, including:
- Cervical dystonia (painful contractions and spasms of muscles in the neck)
- Back pain
- Tension headaches
- Migraine headaches
- Myofascial pain (a chronic pain disorder involving referred pain from trigger points – knots of muscle from which pain originates)
Benefits of BOTOX for Pain Management
BOTOX injections are a simple, non-surgical treatment that has been shown to be safe and approved by the FDA for a range of medical uses. This innovative treatment can provide longer-lasting pain relief than steroid medications in many cases.
After BOTOX injections, patients can expect pain to be reduced within one to two weeks, with results that can last up to six months.
Personalized Pain Management
Dr. Roy Nini is one of the best pain management doctors in Los Angeles. He cares, he listens, and he provides treatment that is individually-tailored to each patient’s needs.
If you are suffering with acute or chronic pain from sports injuries or other causes, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nini. He can customize a pain management treatment specifically for you, which may include BOTOX injections along with other treatment options. Our goal at Full Range Ortho is to achieve healing along with improved mobility and profound pain relief.