When conservative treatment options fail to provide the relief you’re seeking from chronic migraine headaches or chronic muscular tightness in the neck (cervical dystonia), Botox injections can often achieve effective results. This treatment delivers botulinum toxin directly to the muscles involved in these conditions.
Although Botox does not cure the cause of your chronic migraine headaches or cervical dystonia, it is a clinically proven treatment to reduce your symptoms. Botox injections are done every 12 weeks for each of the conditions listed below.
Botox injections are effective at treating chronic migraine headache pain. Clinical studies demonstrated 50-75% reduction in the number of headache days after two treatment cycles (24 weeks).
You may be a good candidate for Botox injections if you experience the following:
If the above items describe you, then Botox injections may be the next treatment to consider. During your initial consultation, one of our providers will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. If they believe Botox is the right treatment approach for you, they will discuss the procedure in detail so that you understand what is involved before moving forward.
Botox injections for chronic migraines involves injections in 31 sites across 7 head/neck muscle areas. Most patients experience only mild discomfort during the procedure. While you may start to feel results after your first injection cycle, maximum benefit is not achieved until 24 weeks, or the third injection cycle.
Botox injections are an effective treatment for cervical dystonia pain. Clinical studies demonstrated 62% of patients had a reduction of symptoms at 6 weeks. This includes a decrease in both pain intensity and pain frequency.
Cervical dystonia is when the muscles of your neck contract abnormally, causing your head to twist or turn into different positions. This can be:
It can manifest as neck pain and stiffness, shaking or jerking of the head, or involuntary shoulder shrugging, or trouble swallowing.
Botox injections for cervical dystonia involves injections in multiple muscles in the neck region, depending on your individual condition. These injections are done with ultrasound or EMG guidance for safety. Most patients experience only mild discomfort during the procedure. While you may start to feel results after your first injection cycle, maximum benefit is not achieved until 6 weeks.
At The Denver Spine & Pain Institute, we’ve witnessed firsthand how debilitating pain can derail your quality of life. Our team is committed to providing you with the relief necessary to enjoy your favorite activities and perform routine daily activities with ease. Our goal is to help you live life to the fullest once again.
Please contact us today to schedule an appointment. The Denver Spine & Pain Institute serves patients in Denver and the surrounding areas of Colorado.