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Botox Treatment For Pain Management In New York

Botox is famous for eliminating wrinkles and restoring your youthful look. However, Botox is not only effective for wrinkles. It is a powerful treatment for pain management. The team at New York Neurology Associates provides Botox injections for treating a wide range of pain conditions in patients of all ages. To learn more about Botox treatment in New York and how it can help manage your pain, call or schedule an appointment online today.

How Does Botox Work In Pain Management?

Although most people view Botox as a cosmetic treatment, Botox first got FDA approval in the 1980s as an eye spasm and strabismus treatment. Botox is a neuromuscular agent that blocks the nerve pathways that transmit signals from a muscle to the brain. When Botox is injected into a treatment area, it binds to nerve cells inhibiting chemical reactions related to nerve signaling. By controlling the nerves, Botox controls the muscle contractions, including those responsible for wrinkle formation and painful spasms.

What Issues Can Be Treated With Botox?

Botox is very effective in the treatment of a range of medical conditions. These include;

  • Arthritis, particularly when OTC medications prove ineffective
  • Migraine headaches
  • Back pains
  • Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis
  • Neuropathy in feet, hands, and legs, including carpal tunnel syndrome

Botox can also be used in relieving painful spasms in the shoulders and neck, uncontrollable squinting or blinking (blepharospasm), and ophthalmic problems such as crossed eyes (strabismus).

How Does Botox Treat Migraine Headaches?

Botox has been found to decrease the frequency of migraine headaches and lessen the symptoms’ severity when you experience headaches. The injections are applied to several areas around the neck and head. The specialist can administer up to 38 injections in a single treatment providing lasting results for several years in most patients.

How Does Botox Treat Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis, also known as excessive sweating, is a health condition that can be treated with Botox. If you often have your shirt get damp under your armpits, a Botox injection can help disable the sweat glands in the area for a certain period of time. Botox helps control excessive sweating in your armpits, forehead, palms, and soles of your feet.

What Should You Expect During The  Botox Procedure?

Botox procedures vary depending on the location of the injections, the symptoms or condition being treated, and the severity of the symptoms. The process starts with careful evaluation in determining the ideal placement location of the injection sites. Next, the doctor cleanses the areas and numbs the injection sites using a local anesthetic if necessary. Special sprays and creams are used in numbing the injection sites. Botox is injected on the target site using fine needles; hence discomfort is minimal. Some of the patients might choose to have injections without local or topical numbing agents. You can resume your normal activities immediately after the treatment.

To sum up, Botox can help you restore your youthful look and relieve various painful conditions.  If you are considering getting a Botox treatment call or book an appointment online with New York Neurology Associates today.