Corvallis Pain Management
Interventional Pain Medicine located in Corvallis, OR
While you may be familiar with Botox® as a leading drug to treat facial lines and wrinkles related to aging, at Corvallis Pain Management in Corvallis, Oregon, the team of practitioners uses Botox to treat men and women suffering from dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, and migraines. To learn more about the multifunctional uses of Botox, call Corvallis Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a drug derived from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. It temporarily blocks various, targeted nerves and paralyzes specific muscles in the treatment area. Your provider might need to use ultrasound or other types of imaging to help guide the injection to the proper location.
In safe and small doses, the team at Corvallis Pain Management might recommend Botox to treat any of the following:
- Chronic migraines
- Spasmodic torticollis
- Other neck and shoulder spasms
Once your muscles and nerves relax following the injection, your pain should subside almost immediately.
What is dystonia?
Dystonia is a complex condition that causes your muscles to contract involuntarily, and you may experience mild to severe repetitive and twisting movements as a result. These painful contractions can significantly interfere with your lifestyle.
Dystonia occurs in three forms:
- Focal dystonia: affects one part of your body
- Segmental dystonia: affects two or more adjacent parts of your body
- General dystonia: affects all parts of your body
If you have dystonia, your provider identifies which type you’re suffering from to provide the most personalized treatment.
What is spasmodic torticollis?
Spasmodic torticollis refers to intermittent or continuous contractions of the muscles around the neck which determine the position of your head. As a result, your head might lean to one side without your control or pull forward and backward. In most cases, spasmodic torticollis causes extreme pain.
How does Botox help?
Botox is the treatment of choice at Corvallis Pain Management to treat dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, and migraines.
Your practitioner uses Botox injections to help with your migraines if other forms of treatments have been ineffective. Once injected, the Botox soothes the nerve that causes your migraines to arise. You should feel immediate relief after the injections have been made.
Because dystonia and spasmodic torticollis are more complex conditions, your provider might suggest a series of Botox injections to improve the health of your nerves over time. The injections help your muscles loosen up and restore natural movement.
When will I see results following Botox treatment?
You’ll start feeling the results of Botox almost immediately, though you might experience slight pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site. In most cases, you’ll notice effects within 24-48 hours of the procedure.
Because the effects of Botox aren’t permanent, your provider at Corvallis Pain Management discusses making follow-up appointments to ensure you sustain the relief provided by the initial injection.
Call Corvallis Pain Management or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about the benefits of Botox for managing your chronic pain.