Jaw, Joint & Muscle Pain
Treatment for TMJ, Joint & Muscle Pain
Reduce jaw muscle pain, (TMJ), joint pain, and spastic muscle pain.
As anyone with chronic pain knows, the symptoms can restrict movement and interfere with daily enjoyment and activity levels. Studies show that Botox Therapeutic helps relieve the joint or muscle pain associated with TMJ, arthritis, osteoarthritis and sports injuries, and improves joint function to allow for greater mobility. Clinical trials show a reduction in pain symptoms and an increase in functional movement, lasting up to 6 months post treatment, depending on the area being treated.
Botox therapeutic has been used in multiple medical applications for over 30 years, long before its use cosmetically as a wrinkle relaxer. This latest application has been shown to provide pain relief in patients in conjunction with physical therapy, or as an alternative treatment for patients for whom physical therapy was ineffective.
Joint and muscle pain can effect anyone at any stage of life, and is particularly common among seniors, post menopausal women, and sports enthusiasts such as runners or cyclists. TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), is a condition in which the masseter muscle (responsible for chewing) has been overworked. This can lead to chronic pain, and a square face due to the buildup of muscle. Botox not only provides immediate pain relief, it also slims the face for a more natural jawline, while restoring a natural facial expression.
Botox Therapeutic works by relaxing the muscle responsible for painful contractions, and by blocking the transmission of chemical signals between the nerves and the brain. For many, the relief from chronic or severe pain is truly liberating.
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TMJ, Joint and Muscle Pain Treatments at a Glance
Botox is a biologic neuromuscular blocking agent that is injected into a targeted area to relax the muscle and reduce the muscle contraction responsible for pain. In the case of sports injuries where one muscle is overworked (common in runners and cyclists), a Botox injection will relax those muscles, and adjacent muscles that were underutilized will become stronger.
Studies indicate that Botox Therapeutic may reduce pain for up to 6 months post treatment—but actually longevity will be determined by the treatment area and individual physiology.
Botox has been used in medical applications for over 30 years, and is one of the most extensively researched medicines on the market. As with all medicine, there are contraindications regarding who is a good candidate. Please book an appointment with one of our EverYoung physicians to find out if this treatment is right for you.