Medical research is finding increasingly diverse uses for Botox®. One of the more recent discoveries is the use of Botox® injections for pain management in those suffering from such conditions as fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and trigger points. In small quantities, Botox® injections can relieve pain by weakening targeted muscles, with results lasting anywhere from 3 weeks to several months.
Botox® for Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by physical tenderness and pain throughout the body. When injected directly into fibro tender points, Botox® has been shown to significantly reduce muscle spasms and pain with long-lasting results when compared to other pain management options.
Botox® for Muscle Spasms Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions, typically resulting from inflammation, that can cause mild to severe pain. Botox® injections work to reduce or completely stop muscle spasms by weakening the targeted muscles.
Botox® for Trigger Points
Trigger points are sensitive areas typically located within tense bands of skeletal muscle. Botox® injections work to relax these muscles by inhibiting the release of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter responsible for communication between nerves and muscles.
Botox® for Vaginism (Vaginismus)
Targeting the pubococcygeus muscle (PC Muscle), Botox® will temporarily reduce the involuntary stress of the inner vaginal wall muscles, otherwise uncontrollable to a degree. Successfully reducing the severity of vaginism (vaginismus), as well as the pain during penetration.