In 2010, Botox won FDA approval for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. Most studies show pain subside in patients for up to three months after receiving injections! Botox injections for pain management can also be used to help arthritis pain in the shoulders, knees, and hips (often caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis).
Botox was also successful for patients with back pain, and nerve pain. This procedure starts with Botox injections into the muscle that is the source of the pain. It inhibits the muscle movement and contractions, thus preventing recurring pain and discomfort. In 2001, a study found that 60% of patients who received Botox injections for back pain had relief for up to four months!