Botox won FDA approval for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches in 2010. Most studies show pain subside in patients for up to three months after receiving injections! Botox injections for pain management can also be used to help arthritis pain in the shoulders, knees, and hips (often caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis).
Botox was also successful for patients with back pain and nerve pain. This procedure starts with Botox injections into the muscle that is the source of the pain. It inhibits muscle movement and contractions, thus preventing recurring pain and discomfort. In a 2001 study, 60% of the patients found back pain relief up to four months after receiving Botox injections.
Schedule your appointment today at one of our pain management centers in San Mateo, San Francisco, or Oakland.