Connecticut Pain Solutions
Interventional Pain Management & Neurology located in Wallingford, CT & Ridgefield, CT
When you’re frustrated by chronic pain and over-the-counter medications aren’t enough to bring relief, visit Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut in Wallingford and Ridgefield, Connecticut, for Botox®. Anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Igor Turok, MD, and the team offer Botox treatments to tame migraine headaches, spasticity, blepharospasms, hemifacial spasms, and neuropathic pain. Set up a visit today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is the brand name of the most popular form of botulinum toxin, an injectable medication that is commonly used as an anti-aging product as well as a treatment to relieve chronic pain related to muscle tension and spasm. As one of the most popular injectable medications, Botox is extensively researched for safety and effectiveness.
Dr. Turok offers Botox at Comprehensive Neurology and Pain Center of Connecticut because he understands the impact that chronic muscle tension and pain can have on your overall well-being. He aims to provide gentle treatments to help you get out of pain and enjoy more relaxed, flexible muscles for pain-free movement.
How does Botox work?
The botulinum toxin in Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes your muscles. When injected into specific areas where you have pain, Botox relaxes your muscles, relieving the associated pain.
Since your muscles don’t contract as intensely when they’ve been treated with Botox, the procedure can also provide long-lasting relief from chronic pain conditions. Dr. Turok recommends an appropriate dosage of Botox based on the number of areas you want treated and the severity of your condition.
What chronic pain conditions can Botox help?
Botox is used to treat chronic pain conditions, like:
- Migraine headaches
- Blepharospasms, or twitching eyelids
- Hemifacial spasms
- Neuropathic pain
Botox may also be used to relieve muscle pain and associated neck pain, back pain, and headaches caused by chronic muscle tension.
How long does Botox last?
In most cases, a single Botox treatment lasts 3-6 months, depending on how your body metabolizes the medication. Botox can be combined with other treatments and therapies to provide you with a completely customized recovery plan so you can enjoy lasting relief.
At your consultation, Dr. Turok determines how many injections are needed based on the size of the treatment area and the number of muscles that are involved. Each injection includes a small dose of Botox, with multiple injections needed to cover larger areas or more muscles.
The injections take only a few minutes to perform and feel like a pinch or prick, similar to having blood drawn from your arm. The medication begins working immediately to relax your muscles.
To schedule a consultation for Botox for your chronic pain, call or book an appointment online now.
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