This involves the injection of BOTOX® into muscles or near nerve endings in order to decrease muscle spasm pain.
BOTOX is used for much more than cosmetic purposes. The injections work by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine within muscles, forcing them to relax. This can help to relieve chronic pain and other health conditions that involve muscle spasms or other involuntary muscle contraction.
BOTOX injections can be effective in treating headache pain, trigeminal neuralgia facial pain, chronic neck pain, arthritis, and pain associated with muscle-related injury.