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Powerful Pain Relief of Chronic Muscle Tension
Botox injections are injections of purified Botulinum toxin that are used to decrease pain and inflammation due to chronic muscle tension or spasm. These are often done when medications are not successful in relieving pain.
“Botox injections can result in substantial pain relief when there are few options left.”
Using state of the art technology, the spine and sports specialists at Spine & Sports Medicine of New York accurately diagnose, target, and relieve the source of pain, to get youback to your active lifestyle.
What is a Botox injection?
A Botox injection is the injection of purified Botulimun toxin into muscles that cannot relax. These tight muscles can cause migraine headaches, torticollis and myofascial pain syndromes throughout the body. This is a one-of-a-kind injection that does away with the distressing drowsiness and fatigue of muscle-relaxing medications.
After the target muscles are identified, a needle containing Botox is directed into the muscle belly. To ensure accuracy and safety, our physicians perform the procedure under EMG or ultrasound guidance. Once the muscles relax, the surrounding inflammation decreases, resulting in pain relief.
How long does it take?
Botox injections are performed on an outpatient basis using a very small needle. Depending on the extent of the problem, the procedure typically requires 45 minutes, including preparation and recovery time.
How often should this procedure be done?
Botox injections may be given every three months. In general, the injections usually last up to three months and need to be repeated.
What are the expected results?
Botox injections are very successful in relieving pain. The benefit from these injections will typically occur seven days following the procedure. This therapy combined with a routine of stretching allows many individuals to enjoy a pain free lifestyle.
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