Botulinum Toxin (BOTOX)Injections Houston
While Botox is commonly known as a cosmetic treatment, Texas Intergrative Pain Institute uses Botox in Houston to treat chronic pain symptoms from severe back and neck pain to chronic migraines and tension headaches. Contact Dr. Brett Warfield to perform BOTOX injections for pain management in Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and surrounding areas. Contact us for your exam and consultation, or continue reading to learn more about BOTOX treatment for migraines and pain management.
Botox - Houston Pain Management
As a well-known brand name for a botulinum toxin types A product, BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. It is also a prescription medication with FDA approval for various medical uses, including treating chronic migraines.
When injected in small quantities, Botox offers Houston chronic pain suffers with numerous medical benefits; Botox or Botulinum Toxin is used in internegative pain management and sports medicine. Botox works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses. Procedures typically do not require anesthesia and usually take just a few minutes to perform. Botox is injected into the muscle using a fine needle to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. 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. In combination with other therapies, Dr. Warfield performs BOTOX injections at our Houston location to relieve the pain associated with sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions.
Depending on what you are treating, the effects of Botox last about 3 to 12 months. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. You may also experience flu-like symptoms, headache, and upset stomach. If you are looking for more information on Botox injections in Houston, please get in touch with us by calling (346) 888-5237 or completing our online form so that one of our helpful team members can contact you. Please note that it may take up to 48 hours before we contact you, so we advise you to call if you want a rapid consultation.
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Botox For Migraines Q & A
Q: What are the benefits of Botox for migraines?
A: BOTOX injections are a simple, non-surgical innovative treatment that can provide longer-lasting pain relief than steroid medications in many cases.
When Botox was compared to Placebo, migraine sufferers experienced better and quicker results. Botox is injected using tiny needles inserted into seven specific muscle areas, including your forehead, the bridge of the nose, your temples, your neck, the back of your head, and right above your shoulder blades in the upper back. Each Botox treatment lasts for half an hour and consists of 31 injections to help prevent migraine attacks before they start. However, pain relief is not permanent, and repeated injections are necessary to experience longer-term effects. Most patients receive Botox treatment at our Houston pain clinic four times yearly.
Q: How long does it take before Botox stops migraine pain?
A: It may take a patient up to four weeks before treatment provides fewer migraines symptoms, and some patients may need more than one set of Botox injections to see improvement. Learn more about alleviating migraines pain.
Q: What is the risk of Botox injections?
A: Botox injections are always administered under the care of our board-certified integrative pain specialist to minimize the risk of Botox injections for our Houston patients. While this is a safe procedure, as with any treatment, there can be minimal risks, such as:
Dry or watering eye
Headache or flulike symptoms
Drooping on one eyelid, eyebrow, or side of your mouth
There is no recovery time associated with Botox injections, and Houston patients can go home immediately following the procedure. After receiving Botox, avoid alcohol and rubbing the injection site for at least 24 hours after the procedure to prevent skin irritation, redness, and bruising.
Q: What other chronic pain can Botox injections help with?
A: First, people with chronic pain should understand that pain is a symptom of an underlying cause; there is a reason for experiencing pain; it tells you when something is wrong. However, our pain management clinic in Houston believes that there are many ways, including Botox injections before surgery becomes an option. If you’ve been searching for a viable therapeutic option, you might want to consider Botox injections for numerous pain symptoms, including:
Lower Back Pain: Botox has the ability to turn off muscle movement in tiny, targeted areas is what makes it an effective treatment for low back pain caused by tight muscles or muscle spasms. In one double-masked, randomized, placebo-controlled study, Botox was injected into paraspinal muscles, which are the muscles surrounding and attaching to your spine that play an extremely crucial role in the proper functioning of the spine and whole body.60% of patients injected with Botox experienced a significant reduction in pain.
Chronic Neck Pain: Botox is FDA-approved to treat neck pain caused by cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes the muscles in your neck to contract involuntarily. This muscle contraction can make your head lean or twist to one side. A 2022 review also found that Botox injections can help improve your neck’s range of motion after whiplashing up to 12 weeks after treatment. While Botox is not a cure for neck pain, it will drastically reduce your symptoms.
Osteoarthritis: Arthritis most commonly affects the hands, lower back, neck, and weight-bearing joints such as knees, hips, and feet. Osteoarthritis in any of these joints can lead to physical disability. Botox injections have been shown to be successful in alleviating joint pain and muscle spasms. Botox reduces joint muscle pain by relaxing muscle movement, easing the strain on sore, torn tendons, reducing the strength of dominant muscle, and improving functions in patients who suffer from osteoarthritis.
TIPI Pain Management Clinic in Houston has been able to help our patients replace NSAID WITH Botox Injections for our arthritis patients while reducing the need for extensive surgeries to treat their condition.
Neuropathy: This condition damages the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord (peripheral nerves). Compression or pressure on nerve roots in the neck usually causes pinched nerves. Botox injections can help treat neuropathic pain of various types.
Dr. Brett Warfield is board-certified in anesthesiologist and interventional pain management. He has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. He is committed to alleviating your pain and restoring your well-being faster & without surgery. Contact TIPI Pain Management in Houston to schedule your consultation today.
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At Texas Intergrative Pain Institute (TIPI), our goal is to help our patients achieve healing, improved mobility, and receive profound pain relief.
Contact us today to learn more or schedule your evaluation with Dr. Brett Warfield if you are suffering from acute or chronic pain. He can customize a pain management treatment specifically for you, which may include BOTOX injections along with other treatment options.