Botox Injections for TMJ and Migraine Pain
I have suffered from TMJ longer than I can remember. When the pain and the clicking got really bad, I began to notice how the bite of my teeth was off. I was also clenching my teeth and my jaw more than ever. So much so that I always had constant pain in my jaw. I’ve probably spent over five years in constant pain. Continue reading “Lisa, Working Mother of Three. Botox for TMJ.” »
Botox is an old medicine which has made a splash over the last several years for its rejuvenating powers. Botox works beautifully to reduce facial lines and wrinkles, but many patients, and some doctors, do not realize the drug’s use in treatments to reduce or eliminate pain. Botox and a competitor to Botox, Xeomin, can be used to treat certain pain syndromes: chronic migraines, Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), severe neck spasm, Blepharospasm (twitching of the eyelids), and herepetic neuralgia (shingles).