Most everyone knows that Botox is effective on wrinkles but there has been a recent report of a new type of Botox specially designed to relieve pain. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of Beverly Hills commented on the latest claims that a new Botox injection could be used to ease pain in patients for several months at a time.
“Botox has already shown to be effective in treating patients who suffer from chronic migraines. If this same principle can be applied to other painful ailments such as arthritis and back pain, the results could be very promising,” stated Dr. Azizzadeh.
Botox injections block signals from the nerves that tell the muscles to contract causing muscle relaxation. Botox can also be used to block pain signals; however, some in the medical field are concerned about potential paralysis that could occur if Botox is used commonly for pain relief. This new strand of Botox combines the pain-relieving aspects of the regular botulinum toxin with the pain-relieving aspects of the tetanus toxin in order to prevent pain signals from reaching the brain. The inventor of the new Botox claims that this will allow pain to dissipate for months at a time as opposed to the shorter effects of traditional painkillers.