You have probably heard of Botox® injections before. Perhaps you even know someone who has had one. The odds are that you think of the cosmetic benefits of Botox® injections—smoothing the wrinkles and lines that age your appearance— but Botox® can do so much more!
We can use Botox® injections to treat TMJ disorders and migraines to give you a better quality of life.
Botox® for TMJ Treatment
Your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is the pair of joints that hold your jaw in place. These remarkable joints allow your jaw to move on a near-constant basis as you eat and speak.
In addition to the strain of daily use, your TMJ can easily become damaged through bruxism, which is the term for teeth grinding and clenching. Bruxism can lead to severe tension headaches, sharp jaw pain, shoulder and neck pain, and several other debilitating symptoms.
Though teeth grinding and clenching are typically unconscious, the symptoms are certainly not. Patients with TMJ pain often find it difficult to carry out simple activities. At the same time, the TMJ continues to strain under the demands of daily use.
There are several treatments available for TMJ disorders, but Botox® is one of the most exciting ones out there. An injection of Botox® can relax the muscles around your TMJ to provide relief from the pain and allow your joint time to heal. These injections can go a step further and prevent your jaw from clenching and grinding for true relief from your bruxism.
Botox® for Migraines
Migraines are debilitating headaches that typically involve increased sensitivity to light and sound in addition to other symptoms: dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, distorted vision, or throbbing sensations. With an array of symptoms like these, patients often find that they cannot carry on with their day.
Patients who suffer from migraines may be ill for several days at a time. These headaches interfere with a person’s ability to be productive at work and enjoy life.
Botox® is a treatment for adults with chronic migraines. Injections of Botox® block the neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain to various nerve endings. This results in patients with fewer headaches each month. It may even result in shorter illness times when the headaches do occur.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved Botox® injections for headache treatment in 2010. These injections have risen to the number one prescribed brand of treatment for migraines.
Botox® has some exciting health applications, and we want to make it easy for you to access these benefits. We work with Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions program, which allows you to earn points for your treatments. These points can then be used for further treatment.
The Brilliant Distinctions program means that you can continue to keep the debilitating symptoms of migraines and TMJ disorders from impacting your life. You can get back to doing what you do best instead of suffering!
Get Relief from Your Pain Today
We are excited about what Botox® can do for your health! Call our office to learn more or to schedule an appointment. We are ready to relieve your pain today.