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Doctor Richard Erff, chief of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Pain Clinic, administers cervical epidural steroid injections to Spc. Michael Ryan, who suffers from chronic neck and back injuries. Ryan’s pain stems from a traumatic brain injury he received while deployed to Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Patricia Deal, CRDAMC Public Affairs)

Understand the chronic pain management measures

The word Botox is being used and understood for decades now.  The Botox treatment has been accepted largely and it is being used to treat various medical issues. The Botox Treatments for Chronic Pain are especially useful in the medical field. It is being used as a measure of chronic pain management. Still, there are many who do not know what the work Botox actually mean. In a Botox treatment, the specialists use the Botulinum toxin. The Botulinum toxin assists in relaxing the muscles. The Botulinum toxin relaxes the muscles by reducing the hyperactivity of the muscles and also helps in managing the muscular pain.

Reasons to use Botox treatment

The Botox treatments were used for the first time in 1817 by Justinus Kerner. He treated strabismus by using BTX-A. From that time until now, the Botox treatments are being used largely. The Botulinum toxin works as a pre-synaptic blocking agent for neuromuscular. The Botulinum toxin starts denervation of chemical so that it can suppress the process acetylcholine secretion which occurs on the ending nerves of a human body. However, to make to increase the effectiveness of the Botox Treatments for Chronic Pain management, it is important to inject only a specific and appropriate amount of Botulinum toxin in the muscle. The low amount will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment and high amount has dangerous side effects. An appropriate amount of the Botulinum toxin does not paralyzes the glandular tissues still contract them enough to reduce their activity.

How Botox works for chronic pain management

The Botox treatments to treat chronic pain, however, the treatment works the most when it is combined with the physical therapy. The Botox treatments reduced the muscle contraction which can occur in the result of the number of treatments. The treatment has proved curable for all kinds of chronic pain, however, it has proved most efficient for chronic pain of the neck. This treatment is useful for the forms of pain which are directly or indirectly link with muscles. The nerve terminal membrane is the reason which makes the Botox Treatments for Chronic Pain effective. There are some accepters of the nerve terminal membrane which make the Botulinum toxin useful for the cholinergic nerves relaxation. The Botox treatments for chronic pain treat chronic back pain as well.

Below are the medical issues which can be cured by taking the measure of Botox Treatments for Chronic Pain relief.

Forms of Chronic Pain treated by Botox

There are various medical issues which have been treated by Botox including headache, cervical and scapular pain syndrome. There are medicines which are being used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, however, these medicines take too much time to cure the disease. Botox, on the other hand, take relatively less time. The treatment takes 2 to 3 months to cure Chronic Pain. There are some side effects of the treatment which are fatigue, headaches, and muscle pain.