If you suffer from migraines, tension headaches, or pain from grinding your teeth, Botox may just be the answer. Just a few years ago, the FDA approved Botox for treating chronic migraine headaches.
Chronic migraines can be debilitating for those who suffer from them. Some patients experience nausea and sensitivity to light as many as 14 days a month. It can be difficult for these individuals to engage in normal life activities and work. Botox has been found effective in treating migraine pain when patients received injections every 12 weeks. WebMD suggests that patients, who wish to use Botox to treat headaches or migraines, speak to their doctor. While studies have found that Botox works in treating headaches, Botox isn’t right for everyone. Finding a Botox doctor who is skilled and who has been performing injections for many years is incredibly important. The site of injections, the frequency of treatment, and the amount of medicine used, affects patient outcomes.
Dr. Leonard Grossman has been performing Botox injections for over two decades and has used Botox to treat a wide range of conditions. Botox can also help individuals who grind their teeth. According to the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics, night-time teeth grinding, or unconscious teeth grinding can lead to headaches, earaches, facial pain, and can even lead to migraines. Individuals who grind their teeth may wake up with a sore jaw. Botox treatment can alleviate jaw soreness and headaches suffered by patients who grind their teeth.
Individuals who grind their teeth at night or unconsciously during the day, may also develop wider faces due to overdeveloped jaw muscles. Botox can be used to make the face narrower and soften the facial features of those whose jaw muscles are overdeveloped due to night grinding, unconscious daytime grinding, clenching of the teeth or just overdeveloped chewing muscles.
During the treatment, small amounts of Botox are injected into the large muscle that moves the jaw. The treatment weakens the muscle, stopping involuntary grinding and clenching of the teeth. Individuals who suffer from TMJ pain or from headaches usually experience relief. Botox can also prevent tooth damage that results from grinding and clenching. Individuals who grind their teeth are more likely to lose enamel. Proper use of Botox can protect a person’s dental health as well as reduce pain. Some studies have found that Botox can be more effective than a nightguard for patients suffering from tooth grinding.
In addition to its aesthetic uses in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox has many uses to help headache sufferers and those suffering from Bruxism, or teeth grinding. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. is a Botox doctor in New York City who is committed to using Botox to help his patients manage a wide range of aesthetic and medical conditions. Whether you’d like to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, or whether you are a chronic tension headache sufferer who is looking for relief, Botox may be able to help.
Contact Dr. Leonard Grossman’s NYC office today to learn more about your treatment options.