If you struggle with neck or back pain or muscle spasms, a simple pain-relieving solution is within reach at the Pain Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas. Board-certified pain medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Katherine Travnicek, MD, offers Botox® injections to reduce ongoing discomfort and restore your quality of life. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking feature today.
Botox is an injection commonly used to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging, but it’s also highly effective for pain relief. It contains a substance called botulinum toxin type A, which relaxes tense muscles, blocks certain nerve signals, and treats uncontrolled muscle contractions to reduce ongoing pain.
Botox injections are useful for treating the following conditions:
It’s a simple, fast treatment that offers dramatic reductions in pain levels and helps prevent future problems.
To determine if you’re a candidate for Botox injections, Dr. Travnicek reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms. She checks your vital signs, completes a physical exam, and may order blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to pinpoint the root cause of the pain and develop the most effective treatment plan.
Follow Dr. Travnicek’s instructions before undergoing Botox injections. She may ask you to stop taking certain medications or refrain from alcohol for a period of time before treatment. Tell her about any medications or dietary supplements you’re currently taking.
Right before your procedure, Dr. Travnicek numbs the treatment area to ensure you don’t feel any discomfort. She gently injects Botox into targeted tissues. Each injection takes just a few minutes, and you might receive multiple injections. Afterward, there’s no downtime.
You can resume normal activities immediately after receiving Botox injections, but you may notice some tenderness, redness, or swelling at the injection sites. Avoid touching the treatment area for at least 24 hours to avoid spreading Botox substances to other areas.
You can expect pain relief within a few days after your treatment, which lasts about 3-6 months. While the effects of Botox eventually wear off, repeat injections offer you long-lasting pain relief. Dr. Travnicek may combine Botox with other pain-relieving methods to offer superior results.
To learn more about the benefits of Botox for pain relief, call the Pain Institute of Nevada, Inc office or schedule an appointment online today.