By targeting your motor nerves, Botox® injections can temporarily stop unintentional muscle movements contributing to jaw pain, headaches, neck distortion, and even wrinkles. At The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute, pain management providers William Durrett, MD, and James Langford, PA-C, carefully place the injections to help you manage your symptoms for months at a time. To find out if Botox fits into your treatment plan, call either office in Aiken or Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, or request an appointment online today.
Botox is the most popular and prominent brand of neuromodulator. It’s an injectable medication that alters the way that motor nerves within your muscles communicate with those muscles for a temporary time.
The key ingredient in Botox is botulinum toxin. This is the component that affects your nerves. The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute provides careful, well-planned Botox injections to safely target muscles causing pain or cosmetic concerns after you attend a thorough consultation and discuss your treatment goals and expectations.
Botox is highly versatile and can treat a range of conditions and concerns. The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute might recommend Botox as a treatment for:
Chronic migraines are migraines that occur at least 15 days of the month, and they can have a severe impact on your professional and personal life. Botox injections can help reduce the number of migraines you get per month.
TMJ involves the joints connecting your lower jawbone to your temples, which allow you to open and close your mouth. TMJ disorders can cause painful or uncomfortable jaw tension, which Botox injections can help relieve.
Botox can also relieve headaches that occur as the result of this jaw tension.
Torticollis causes the muscles in your neck to flex abnormally and tilt your head downward. In some cases, it’s congenital. Other cases develop in babies after birth.
Botox helps these muscles relax so you can move your neck more freely and comfortably.
The most well-known use for Botox is the smoothing of fine facial lines like crow’s feet or frown lines. Botox relaxes the facial muscle movements that subconsciously form these lines over time.
Depending on the targeted muscles, Botox can last 3-6 months.
After your first time trying the treatment, you can predict how long the effects last for you.
If you consider your first Botox treatment to be a success, you can get repeated Botox injections as you need them. The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute helps you schedule your appointments at regular intervals.
Botox injections can make a difference in discomfort from conditions like chronic migraines and TMJ. To find out if you’re a candidate for clinical or cosmetic Botox injections, call The Pain Center and Regenerative Institute or book an appointment online today.