Botox is actually a neurotoxin, which means it can temporarily poison nerves in the area of the injection, relieving hyperactive muscle spasms. These Botox injections are placed in the muscles of the upper and lower back to help improve pain from chronic muscle spasm. The botulinum toxin paralyzes the nerves, which then allows the muscles to relax. These injection treatments are not placed near the spinal cord and they are safe enough to be performed in the office without fluoroscopy.
Botox injections are used to treat pain related to muscle spasms.
If taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications daily, stop these medications at least three days before the injection.
The Botox injection is usually performed in the physician’s clinic.
The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes.
You will be able to leave the clinic after the injection.
Soreness in the area of the injection may be experienced for 24 to 48 hours after the injection.
Typically, patients are prescribed to participate in an active physical rehabilitation program after the injection.