BOTOX® MEDICAL
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.

Read more about Botox Treatments in Greater Vancouver here.

TMJ, Joint and Muscle Pain Treatments at a Glance

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One Treatment

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Duration of Results

3-6 months

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One Treatment

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3-6 months

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Low

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Procedure Time

30 Minutes

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Treatable Conditions

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Involuntary muscle contraction (focal dystonia and spasticity)
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TMJ / (temporomandibular joint disorder)
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Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis
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Joint injury
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Joint stress
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Knee Osteoarthritis
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Shoulder, neck & back pain
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Tennis elbow
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Bilateral posterior neck & shoulder myofascial pain syndrome

BOTOX THERAPEUTIC FAQ

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.

TMJ TREATMENT FAQ

The duration to treat TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder) varies based on individual symptoms and severity, but management often involves long-term strategies rather than a specific number of days for a cure.
The most successful treatment for TMJ often involves a combination of conservative methods like physical therapy, pain management strategies, bite guards, and lifestyle modifications, tailored to individual symptoms and needs.
TMJ treatment success varies, but many individuals experience relief through conservative measures like physical therapy, lifestyle changes, and sometimes, dental interventions.
Yes, TMJ symptoms can worsen over time without appropriate treatment, potentially leading to increased pain, discomfort, and functional limitations.
Without treatment, TMJ symptoms can persist and potentially worsen over an extended period, varying from weeks to months or even longer, depending on individual circumstances.
The time for TMJ to heal naturally varies among individuals, but some may experience relief from symptoms within a few weeks to months with proper self-care and lifestyle adjustments.
Yes, TMJ is often treatable without surgery through conservative measures such as physical therapy, medications, oral appliances, lifestyle modifications, and other non-invasive therapies.
TMJ is treatable, but the ease of treatment depends on individual symptoms, causes, and responsiveness to various conservative therapies.
TMJ treatment is important to alleviate pain, improve jaw function, prevent further complications, and enhance overall quality of life.
Proven treatments for TMJ often include a combination of self-care practices, physical therapy, pain management, and, in some cases, dental treatments such as splints or oral appliances.
Untreated TMJ may lead to persistent jaw pain, restricted jaw movement, headaches, and potential long-term complications affecting oral health and overall well-being.
Complications of TMJ may include chronic pain, difficulty chewing, jaw joint degeneration, and the potential for secondary issues like headaches and neck pain.
The main cause of TMJ is often attributed to factors like jaw misalignment, muscle tension, or joint damage, with contributing factors including stress, teeth grinding, and arthritis.
Braces may be recommended for TMJ if jaw misalignment is a contributing factor, but treatment options vary based on individual cases.
While avoiding excessive jaw movements and practicing good oral habits can help alleviate TMJ symptoms, completely avoiding talking is not necessary, but it’s advisable to speak and eat mindfully to minimize strain on the jaw.
TMJ can vary in its duration and severity, with many cases improving with conservative treatments, but for some individuals, it may persist as a chronic condition requiring ongoing management.
Ignoring TMJ symptoms may lead to persistent discomfort and potential complications, so seeking appropriate care and management is advisable.
Stress can exacerbate TMJ symptoms by contributing to jaw clenching and muscle tension, intensifying the strain on the temporomandibular joint.
TMJ can impact oral health by causing issues such as teeth grinding, jaw misalignment, and compromised joint function, potentially leading to dental problems and discomfort.
The duration of TMJ treatment varies, as it depends on factors like the severity of symptoms, the chosen treatment approach, and individual response, with many cases showing improvement within weeks to months.
TMJ can significantly affect quality of life by causing chronic pain, limiting jaw movement, and contributing to related issues like headaches, impacting daily activities and overall well-being.
The most successful treatment for TMJ often involves a multidisciplinary approach, including physical therapy, stress management, and, in some cases, the use of oral appliances or splints, tailored to the individual’s specific symptoms and needs.
TMJ is typically diagnosed by healthcare professionals, including dentists, oral and maxillofacial specialists, or other specialists with expertise in temporomandibular joint disorders.
The duration of TMJ symptoms without treatment varies, but they may persist and potentially worsen over time, emphasizing the importance of seeking timely intervention.
TMJ symptoms can worsen without treatment, leading to increased pain, dysfunction, and potential long-term complications, highlighting the importance of addressing the condition.
Severe and chronic TMJ issues may indirectly impact the brain by contributing to conditions like chronic headaches or exacerbating stress, but direct effects on the brain are not a typical manifestation of TMJ disorders.
While TMJ itself doesn’t directly cause mental problems, the chronic pain and discomfort associated with it can contribute to stress and anxiety, potentially impacting mental well-being.
TMJ can affect nearby nerves, leading to symptoms like pain, tingling, or numbness in the face, neck, and head regions for some individuals.
The temporomandibular joint is one of the most frequently used joints in the body, capable of producing powerful biting forces, and its complex movement involves both hinging and sliding actions.
If TMJ symptoms persist, they may lead to chronic pain, restricted jaw movement, and potential complications, emphasizing the need for appropriate management and intervention.
To prevent TMJ from worsening, practicing stress management, avoiding excessive jaw movements like clenching or grinding, maintaining good posture, and seeking timely professional intervention can be beneficial.
Antibiotics are generally not effective for treating typical TMJ issues, as they are primarily related to joint and muscle function rather than bacterial infections.
TMJ can vary in its duration and severity, with many cases improving over time with appropriate treatment, while some individuals may experience it as a chronic but manageable condition.
TMJ pain can be triggered by factors such as jaw misalignment, muscle tension, teeth grinding, stress, arthritis, and habits like nail-biting or chewing gum.
With appropriate management and lifestyle adjustments, many individuals with TMJ can lead normal lives, but the impact on daily activities varies based on the severity of symptoms and the effectiveness of treatment.
While some individuals experience relief through natural approaches like stress management, jaw exercises, and lifestyle changes, complete natural healing of TMJ varies, and professional guidance may be necessary for effective and sustained improvement.
Yes, stress is a common contributor to TMJ symptoms, as it can lead to jaw clenching and muscle tension, exacerbating temporomandibular joint issues.
Severe TMJ issues may potentially affect speech patterns by causing discomfort or limiting jaw movement, but this is not a common manifestation for most individuals with TMJ.
TMJ can affect individuals of all ages and genders, but it is most commonly reported in women of childbearing age.
Severe and chronic cases of TMJ may lead to long-term joint damage and changes in oral health, emphasizing the importance of early intervention and management.
TMJ-related pain and discomfort can contribute to anxiety or exacerbate existing anxiety levels, creating a potential bidirectional relationship between the two conditions.
While direct effects on the eyes are rare, TMJ may cause referred pain, leading to symptoms like eye discomfort or headaches in some individuals.
The duration of TMJ pain varies, with some experiencing temporary discomfort and others dealing with persistent symptoms that may last for weeks, months, or even longer without appropriate treatment.
TMJ surgery may be considered in severe cases to address structural issues, alleviate pain, and improve jaw function when conservative treatments have been ineffective.
The temporomandibular joint allows hinge-like movements for opening and closing the mouth, gliding motions for side-to-side and forward movements, and a combination of these for functions like chewing and speaking.
The temporomandibular joint is clinically important for functions such as speaking, chewing, and facial expression, and its proper function is integral to overall oral health and quality of life.
Many cases of TMJ can significantly improve or resolve with appropriate treatment, which may include lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and, in some instances, dental interventions.
The natural healing of TMJ varies, but symptoms may improve over time with self-care measures, with some individuals experiencing relief within weeks to months.
While TMJ itself does not directly cause high blood pressure, the pain and stress associated with severe cases may contribute to temporary increases in blood pressure for some individuals.
Risk factors for TMJ include factors such as jaw misalignment, muscle tension, teeth grinding, arthritis, trauma, and certain habits like nail-biting or chewing gum.

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