How Can Botox Help with Headaches and Jaw Pain?

Botox Injections for TMJ and Other Medical Issues

You’re probably familiar with Botox and its cosmetic uses, but most don’t consider its other applications for medical treatment. Medical botox can help to treat a variety of medical problems related to mouth, jaw and head pain.

What Exactly is Botox?

Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin (BoNT) that’s produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. The botulinum toxin has many medical uses and was originally used to treat strabismus, also known as crossed eyes. Over time, these patients reported fewer headaches in conjunction with their treatment, opening an opportunity for Botox to be used in other applications.

How Does Botox Work?

Once injected, Botox blocks chemical signals that often tell our muscles to move or send pain transmissions. By temporarily blocking these signals, the muscle will be paralyzed for a short period of time—alleviating pain and tension.

TMJ Botox Treatments

Although Botox can be applied in multiple areas of the body, Carolina TMJ focuses on Botox treatments for medical issues that include:

  • Chronic migraines and headaches
  • TMJ
  • Jaw pain
  • Bruxism

Are Medical Botox Treatments Right for Me?

It’s important to consult a professional about your options to know if medical Botox is the right choice for you. Botox should only be administered by licensed professionals who will assess your needs and perform the procedure safely and correctly.

Alleviate Your Pain with Carolina TMJ

Suffering from TMJ or jaw pain? Contact us today to learn more about Botox and how treatments with Carolina TMJ can help.