Botox injections, long used to smooth away wrinkles, might also soothe chronic neck and shoulder muscle pain, new research suggests.This type of persistent pain “is a common disorder that potentially may cause functional impairment in our patients,” explained one expert not connected to the study, Dr. Robert Duarte. “In addition, neck pain may provoke headaches,” […]
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause is unknown. Possible causes or triggers of fibromyalgia include: Physical or […]
BOTOX® is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to muscles). It is in a class of drugs called neurotoxins. When considering neurotoxin therapy, it is important to understand how the product works, the history of its use in patients, its protein content, and possible side effects. This information […]
Lidocaine trigger point injections relieve musculoskeletal pain
A trigger point in a muscle is a knot that occurs when the muscle fails to relax. Normal muscles at rest are relaxed with the ability to contract or stretch; trigger points develop when the muscles are too restricted and cannot move properly. Trigger points appear for a number of reasons, including injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma or poor posture. Injections are often used to treat trigger points in the arms, legs, neck and lower back.