Seeing any kind of doctor for pain or for muscular problems may eventually lead you to Botox. Why is that? Everyone knows Botox is both a cosmetic procedure for wrinkles and a toxin. Why on earth would your doctor tell you that Botox is the answer to your problems? Here are three reasons why.

Botox Arrests Pain-Sensing Nerves

Ask anyone who has used Botox injections to alter the wrinkles in their faces and they will tell you that after a treatment, they cannot feel anything in the injection sites. That is because Botox arrests pain-sensing nerves temporarily. As such, Botox treatments have become an option for the treatment of muscular pain. Until the body has processed the toxin out of your system, the muscles around the injection site are pain-free. If you are living with chronic muscle pain, this may just be the answer for you.

Botox Causes the Muscles to Pull Tight and Then Relax

Botox is currently used as a migraine medication. It tightens the muscles in the neck and face, and then causes them to gently relax back into a relaxed state. In conjunction with numbing nerves, the result is a lack of pain that is often disabling to the patient. Restoring someone to a state of functionality seems strange for this toxin, but it is most effective, especially for patients that experience migraines in response to stress.

Manipulations of the Spine Are Easier on Patients Who Have Received Botox Injections

The very tiny muscle insertions and discs in your back can sometimes be badly injured or shoved out of position during an accident. The intensity of pain is such that you would seek out a chiropractor, but nothing could be done because the pain is so bad. Your chiropractor would then suggest that you see your general physician or a neurologist regarding the pain. (The chiropractor is not able to personally provide any medication or Botox treatments for pain because a chiropractor is not a medical doctor.)

Either of these doctors would give you injections of Botox so that you could go back to the chiropractor and get your spine and/or neck adjusted. This may have to be a repeat process until you report that you have not felt any intense pain in weeks or months. Periodic post-treatment adjustments may be recommended if your spinal discs have not been fully manipulated back into place, or whenever you have a new bout of extreme spinal pain.