Surprising Uses For Botox

Uses for Botox

Botox, The Cosmetic Injection works As A Pain Reliever & Prevents Hyperhidrosis.

Botox is a non-invasive procedure that was designed to relax the expressive muscles in your face to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. What people in Paradis Valley, AZ don’t know is that the cosmetic injection solution can also be used to treat chronic pain conditions.

Can Botox Really Help Me With My Chronic Pain?

Yes, Botox has been silently known for helping people all over the world with chronic pain issues such as TMJ and more. Botox works on Chronic Pain by blocking the stinging impulses that travel up the spinal cord in back pain. Botox also works by Inactivating chemicals produced by the brain resulting in a headache or migraine. Botox is a very popular solution to use to fight against TMJ which is a joint disorder referring to inflammation and pain in the temporomandibular joint. This issue is commonly found in individuals who grind their teeth or suffered whiplash.

What Symptoms Are Associated With TMJ?

  • Discomfort while biting or chewing
  • Popping or clicking when opening and closing your mouth
  • Dull aching facial pain
  • Earaches
  • Jaw Pain
  • Ringing Ears
  • Neck and Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness

Can Botox Really Help With My Hyperhidrosis?

Another surprising use for Botox is treating Excessive Sweating also known as,  Hyperhidrosis. About 7.8 Million people suffer from excessive sweating in the United States and unfortunately, has no determined cause. On a good note, in these cases, Botox is covered by most private drug plans. Botox to treat Hyperhidrosis works similar to how Botox is used to help with pain and Migraines. Instead of relaxing or paralyzing muscles to prevent pain, Botox is used to block the chemicals that activate your sweat glands. During the procedure, doctors or dermatologists inject around 50 units into each armpit and is almost as quick as the typical Botox Cosmetic procedure.

Is It Safe?

Yes, Botox has been recognized in the treatment of pain and Hyperhidrosis and other chronic pain conditions and is backed up by the FDA since 2004. Holly Mueller, from Paradise Valley, AZ, performs these procedures in her private practice and is very known in her community. If you’d like a free consultation, feel free to call the office today!

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