Botox Injection For Chronic Back Pain
You might think that Botox injections are injection treatments for cosmetic procedures, however that is not always the case. Botox is an injection substance also used for chronic pain. Botox is actually a neurotoxin, which means it can temporarily poison nerves in the area of the injection. 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.