BOTOX® in Scottsdale, AZ
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What Is BOTOX®?
Most people know about BOTOX® due to its cosmetic uses for relaxing wrinkles and freezing facial muscles. In recent years, though, BOTOX® has been applied to treat painful, non-cosmetic conditions because of its properties for fighting muscle movements in other body areas. At Southwest Spine & Sports, BOTOX® is used to treat chronic migraine, upper limb spasticity, and the effects of cervical dystonia. If you have any of these conditions and want to learn more about the preventative therapeutic ways BOTOX® can be performed, contact our office in Scottsdale, AZ to set up a consultation today.
How Can BOTOX® Treat Migraine, Upper Limb Spasticity, and Cervical Dystonia?
A migraine is a type of headache that can initially present as a dull aching sensation which then transitions to a constant throbbing, pounding, and pulsating pain that is felt on the side of the head. Chronic migraine is defined as individuals having 15 or more headache days per month, lasting for four hours or more. Chronic migraine headaches may worsen, limiting the ability to perform daily activities. BOTOX® is injected into the muscles in the head and neck to treat chronic migraine. It reduces muscle activity by irreversibly blocking the presynaptic release of acetylcholine into the neuromuscular junction.
Upper Limb Spasticity
Upper limb spasticity occurs when the muscles in the arm are constantly contracted (shortened) and stiff. This can cause unusual and uncontrollable muscle movements in the arm that can be extremely painful. People with upper limb spasticity may also have trouble coordinating the movement of their arms or be forced into uncomfortable positions. Your practitioner may recommend therapeutic BOTOX® injections to help halt muscle activity, relieve muscle spasms, and obtain the best results during a course of physical therapy.
Cervical dystonia is a disorder that involves the neck muscles tightening up or going into involuntary spasms. This may cause the head to lean to one side or be pulled forward or backward. Individuals may also experience tremors. Cervical dystonia is thought to be associated with the nerve signals sent from the brain to the affected muscles, telling the muscles to contract or spasm. BOTOX® works in the injected muscle by blocking the nerve signals that tell the muscle to contract and spasm. As a result, muscle contractions may be reduced, posture may be improved, and the intensity and frequency of neck pain may be reduced.
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX Injections?
Dealing with migraines or uncontrolled muscle movements can seriously impact your daily life, preventing you from work, spending time with your family, or enjoying your favorite activities. But did you know that the same BOTOX injections often used for smoothing facial wrinkles can offer you relief from these conditions? At Southwest Spine & Sports, we've found BOTOX to be highly effective in treating headaches, upper limb spasticity, and cervical dystonia. Here's what you can expect:
- Quick procedures with minimal discomfort
- Potent relief from pain and associated symptoms
- Results typically kick in within a month for migraines, 2 – 3 weeks for cervical dystonia, and just one week for upper limb spasticity
- Fewer days plagued by headaches and less frequent muscle spasms
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX Injections?
At Southwest Spine & Sports in Scottsdale, AZ, individuals seeking relief from chronic migraine, upper limb spasticity, or the discomforts of cervical dystonia may find BOTOX injections to be a suitable solution. Ideal candidates for these therapeutic BOTOX treatments are those who have not responded well to traditional therapies and are looking for a minimally invasive option to improve their quality of life. The BOTOX benefits for such conditions extend beyond mere symptom management; patients often report favorable BOTOX results, experiencing reduced frequency and severity of migraines, improved muscle control, and a decrease in the painful symptoms of cervical dystonia.
An Alternative to Surgery
When you’re in pain, life can come to a standstill. Even the simplest tasks can feel nearly impossible. At Southwest Spine and Sports, we want to get you past the pain. We aim to treat you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Our caring team of specialist doctors will oversee your healing process. They are all board-certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are trained and experienced in administering therapeutic BOTOX® treatments for painful conditions. Let us restore your physical health so you can return to the quality of life you’ve been missing.
Learn more about BOTOX® with this informative brochure.
How much do therapeutic BOTOX treatments cost?
Your total cost for BOTOX will vary based on the number of areas treated and the units needed for your condition. During your consultation, Dr. Woff will assess your condition and review estimated costs and financing options.
How many BOTOX treatments will I likely need for painful conditions?
The amount of BOTOX provided will vary based on the condition treated and the extent of pain. Dr. Wolff can suggest the ideal number of BOTOX units according to the targeted area and whether you prefer to address migraines, upper limb spasticity, or cervical dystonia.
How long can it take to feel the effects of BOTOX for pain relief?
It's essential to have realistic expectations regarding the timeline of pain relief with BOTOX. While some individuals may experience rapid improvements, others might need to be patient and wait for the treatment to take full effect over a few weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Wolff may recommend a series of injections spaced over several months to achieve the best and most sustained results for pain management.
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Southwest Spine & Sports Reviews
SW Sports and Spine is a great practice. The staff are friendly, caring, and competent. Dr. Wolff asks questions and listens to your answers. He is able to find the source of your pain, explain what he can do to alleviate it, and then stop the pain. He also looks for other related problems and refers you to another specialist if needed. The surgical center that he does procedures in is also a five star facility. Dr Wolff has improved my life, and my wife's life, tremendously.
Dear Dr. Wolff, I wanted to thank you for taking care of my frozen shoulder. It has been almost 4 weeks since my injection and I have experienced significant improvement. My day-to-day comfort has improved a lot. Thank you very much again
Dr Wolff is great. Explains everything very well
Dr Wolfe has been amazing for the last 8 years of my journey with back and neck pain.
Dr Wolff is amazing, understanding and knowledgeable of your needs, he is so very helpful to patients. He gives you a thorough exam and he explains everything to you which is really important.The nurses again they explain everything in detail. They are very good Dr Wolff’s lucky to have them.. thanksThe staff that works there they are the best, they make your appointments, good.