Botox Treatments for Pain
Botulinum toxin, in various forms, is known to temporarily paralyze and relax muscle fibers. It is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes, by relaxing subcutaneous facial muscles and thus removing lines or wrinkles. Botox is medically approved to treat chronic migraine pain syndromes, by relaxing the muscles in the face, scalp, neck and upper back to break the pain feedback cycle that contributes to some chronic headache syndromes. Botox can also be effectively used to treat muscle pain syndromes in the same regions.
Botox may also be used to treat spasticity and pain related to spasticity.