Often when we hear the word, Botox, we immediately think of cosmetic procedures and wrinkle treatment. Studies have shown that in some patients can really benefit from the pain relieving qualities of Botox. Botox is known to relieve chronic pain such as arthritis, nerve damage, back pain and headaches. Generally Botox as pain treatment is suitable for most patients and should be administered by a doctor who is knowledgeable about pain relief. Before you receive any treatment for your pain you will have an in depth consultation with a practitioner to discuss the best pain relief options for you.
The Science Behind Botox
Basically Botox is a safe extract from the disease botulism which is caused by food that hasn’t been preserved correctly. Botox has muscle relaxing properties that can ease pain in a number of areas in the body, the lower back is one of the most common areas that is treated in this way. Obviously by having these injections you are at no risk of contracting botulism because it is an extracted neurotoxic protein and it is administered in regulated conditions. It is amazing how scientists have managed to utilize a fatal disease and use it to improve people’s lives.
Botox At Simplyteeth
At Simplyteeth we are aware of the muscle relaxing properties of Botox and use Botox to treat the following ailments:-
- Pain resulting from jaw clenching and teeth grinding.
- Ease headache pain.
- Stop tooth, jaw and gum injury.
- Results can be seen in two days.
How Long do the Results Last For?
Generally results can last up to four months, depending on how quickly your body metabolises it and your lifestyle. It is perfectly safe to continue having repeat injections to control your pain as generally Botox does not have any long term side effects. You will be closely monitored before during and after your treatment so that any adverse reactions can be dealt with quickly and safely.
If you would like to arrange an appointment to discuss the possibility of using Botox as part of your pain management treatment. We would be very happy to discuss your needs, please contact us here.