Therapeutic Botox Treatments in Coquitlam, BC
Botox is the most popular neuromodulator for cosmetic treatments. However, a less known fact is that it is also a popular therapeutic treatment for many medical conditions. At Eagle Ridge Medical Clinic, we use Botox to treat many ailments including: TMJ, hyperhidrosis, migraines, and neck and back pain.
What is Botox?
Botox, a neuromodular, blocks nerve activity in the muscles.* Most commonly used for cosmetic treatments, Botox is the most popular and diverse neuromodulator available. Even though it is well-known for cosmetic treatments, Botox is a very effective treatment for certain medical issues.
What can Botox treat therapeutically?
Botox can treat several medical conditions including:
- back pain*
- neck pain*
- temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)*
What is Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ)?
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) is caused by displacing or overusing the joint connecting the jawbone and the skull. When TMJ occurs, it causes pain in the jaw, that can travel into the ear canal, as well as mild to severe headaches.
How can Botox treat TMJ?
Therapeutic Botox treatments for TMJ include relaxing the overworked jaw muscle. Injected into the troubled joint, it prevents the muscle from moving unconsciously (for example: teeth grinding) or using too much power while chewing and talking.*
How can Botox treat migraines?
In order to treat migraines, your doctor will inject the neuromodulator into multiple areas on your face and neck. These include: the temples, forehead, the bridge of your nose, back of your neck and even the upper back.
How frequently should injections occur?
Treatment plans vary between patients. Based on your response to the serum, your provider will recommend how often injections should take place. Generally, the time between treatment sessions is a few months.
How can therapeutic Botox treatments relieve hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is another term for excessive sweating. Additionally, there are two main types of hyperhidrosis: focal and generalized. Focal hyperhidrosis occurs when the sweating is localized to one area. The most common areas are: the palms, the feet, and the underarms. Generalized hyperhidrosis is when excessive sweating affects the entire body. In order to treat excessive sweating, your provider makes therapeutic injections into the areas of concern, stopping the nerves from sending signals to the overstimulated sweat glands.*
Schedule a consultation at Eagle Ridge Medical Clinic
To find out if you are a candidate for therapeutic treatments in Coquitlam, please contact our office at (604) 945-0032 to schedule a consultation with one of our providers. You can also use the form on our website to request your consultation.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.