Botulinum Toxin, Botox as a treatment option for chronic pain: Injury to the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves, among athletes is expected. Pain, swelling and muscle spasm can put not only a physical strain on an athlete but a professional one as well. Athletes may be sidelined without proper treatment. Effective pain treatments include injection therapy administered through pain specialists specializing in pain and strain injuries.
Chronic pain for athletes or any active person may stem from an injury resulting in muscle spasms. Painful spasm prevent simple movement preventing muscles from healing, predominately seen in individuals who suffer from escalating chronic back pain. Botox stops the muscle from contracting. Injected it temporarily paralyzes painful muscles, combined with physical therapy, stimulating muscle healing.
In the treatment of tennis elbow for instance, patients injected with botulinum toxin (Botox), showed improvement. There’s no hospital stay, this is an outpatient procedure, and does not jeopardize a patients ability to work. Studies have shown that patients receiving Botox injections for chronic low back pain have felt pain relief and an improved range of lumbar movement.
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