When you suffer from chronic migraines or muscle spasticity, it can rob you of a significant portion of your life. At Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness, we strive to offer comprehensive treatment options that can benefit our patients’ lives every day. We understand that your time is valuable, and we believe in providing compassionate care that can truly improve the way you feel, so you can enjoy each day to the fullest extent.
What are Chronic Migraines?
Migraines are severe headaches that are often accompanied by sensory issues such as light sensitivity or nausea. Patients who experience 15 or more headaches per month that last 4 hours or more at a time are considered to suffer from chronic migraines. When you think about how much time can be robbed from a person’s life by these chronic, extremely painful headaches, it is no wonder that some people will desperately seek an effective treatment solution. Botox injections can offer long-term relief with a minimally invasive procedure that allows patients to enjoy pain-free days without relying on multiple doses of pain medication.
What is muscle spasticity?
Spasticity impacts millions of people worldwide. It is a condition that involves continuously contracted muscles that can interrupt normal speech, gait, and other movement. Spasticity is typically the result of spinal cord or brain damage that changes the way your body interprets signals from the muscles in the brain. Spasticity is often a related condition caused by multiple sclerosis (MS), cerebral palsy (CP), or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Spasticity can limit a person’s range of motion, cause painful spasms of the extremities, and be harmful to development in children. There are a wide range of current treatment options for spasticity including physical therapy and oral medications. Botox injections can interrupt the signals being sent from spastic muscles by forcing them to relax for several months at a time, making it a convenient and long-lasting treatment option for patients with busy lives.
How does Botox work to address these conditions?
Botox injections are most often associated with cosmetic procedures to reduce wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. However, this safe and simple procedure can also be used to soften tension in spastic muscles and relieve chronic migraines. Botox injections harness the power of botulinum toxin type A. A purified form of this toxin is injected into specific muscle groups to provide temporary paralysis lasting approximately 3-5 months at a time. This paralysis is not harmful to the body as a whole, but can provide incredible relief of tension and pain without reliance on daily medications.
For patients who suffer with chronic migraines or spasticity, it can save them from missing out on days of work or time with family by providing a simple, long-lasting treatment solution that will allow them to enjoy their life without symptom recurrence for weeks at a time. Once the Botox injection begins to wear off, patients can make a recurring appointment to undergo a new round of injections. This allows patients to enjoy freedom from their chronic symptoms for as long as they wish to repeat their Botox injection treatments.
If you live in the Monmouth County, NJ area and are suffering from chronic migraines or muscle spasticity, contact Airport Plaza Spine & Wellness today to schedule an appointment to discuss whether Botox injections may be right for you. Our experienced Board Certified Physicians understand that you want a safe and effective treatment that will help you enjoy your daily life free from pain and discomfort. Let us help you by developing a customized plan to address your symptoms.