Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center
Pain Management & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Winchester, TN
Botox® is best known for smoothing out lines and wrinkles on the face. But this medical injection may also provide relief from various painful conditions. William Newton, DO, MS, and the team of pain management experts at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center use Botox injections to treat a broad range of muscle-related pain problems and headaches. To learn more about Botox and how it might reduce your discomfort, call the office in Winchester, Tennessee, or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.
What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription medication given by injection. Made from a toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, Botox works by weakening or paralyzing specific muscles or blocking the transmission of nerve signals to the brain.
Most people only think of Botox as a cosmetic treatment. But this prescription injection benefits many medical conditions, including those that cause pain.
Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center is a state-of-the-art pain management practice that offers a full spectrum of treatments to help patients get relief from pain and reduce their reliance on pain medication. Botox is one of the minimally invasive pain management treatments they offer.
What painful conditions benefit from Botox?
The team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center uses Botox injections to treat muscle-related pain conditions and headaches in various forms. Painful conditions that might benefit from Botox injections include:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve pain
Botox eases these pain conditions by either relaxing tight muscles that might be contributing to your pain or blocking the pain signals to your brain.
Am I a candidate for Botox?
Your pain management specialist at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center determines if you’re a candidate for Botox injections after a comprehensive evaluation. The team offers many innovative pain management treatments and customizes care to best meet your needs.
You may be a candidate for Botox treatments if you have a muscle-related pain condition or chronic headaches.
What can I expect during Botox injections?
Your provider at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center personalizes your Botox treatment plan based on your pain condition. They review the details of your treatment at your consultation, so you know what to expect.
Your provider may first administer a local anesthetic at the site of your Botox injections to minimize pain. Then, they use a small needle to inject the Botox. Depending on your diagnosis, you may need several injections to get the desired results.
You can resume your usual activities after Botox treatments.
What happens after Botox?
It may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks for you to feel relief from your pain following Botox injections. The pain relief may last three or more months.
The team at Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center schedules regular follow-up appointments to repeat your Botox injections, so you continue to get relief from your pain.
To learn more about how Botox can help with pain or headaches, call Southern Tennessee Spine and Pain Center or schedule an appointment online today.