If you’re like many other adults today, you suffer from some kind of chronic muscle pain or stiffness – sometimes technically referred to as Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS).
Myofascial pain describes a condition of chronic muscle pain and inflammation of the body’s soft tissues or fascia (the connective tissues surrounding the muscles). Generally, there will be specific “trigger” areas or points that elicit pain when pressure is applied. Myofascial pain can be a result of several factors – including injury, misaligned posture, or repetitive use of the muscle over time. It is also more common in individuals who lead less active lifestyles.
When our muscles are sore and stiff, it can be challenging – even impossible – to get anything done. And while there are treatment options that include certain medications, cooling sprays or massage/physical therapy, many sufferers will still find that they continue to suffer from their condition despite treatment.
That’s where another alternative method offered by our Burlington doctors comes in: Therapeutic Botox© - and it’s been found to be quite effective. In fact, a 2012 study carried out by Chronic Pain Management Specialists F. Michael Ferrante, M.D. and Andrea Nicol, M.D at the University of California, Los Angeles discovered that subjects who received Therapeutic Botox© for myofascial pain experienced a greater reduction of pain scores when compared to subjects who received placebo injections. You can read more about the study here.
During a treatment session, the Botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) is injected into specific areas of the muscle to paralyze or relax them, which helps to ultimately reduce discomfort caused by a myofascial pain condition. It’s a safe and simple solution that many people have found to be effective… and you’ll never know if it might work for you, too until you try.
If you’re ready to try this modern alternative solution for muscle pain and stiffness, contact Nabeta Dentistry today. We’d be happy to hear from you!