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Exciting New Offerings: Pelvic Floor Botox and Trigger Point Injections

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We are thrilled to announce our new offerings this month! Our incredible nurse practitioner, Kathy, will soon be offering pelvic floor botox and trigger point injections in our office.

We know, you're thinking, "Why on Earth would people need Botox THERE?!"

Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a neurotoxin that temporarily relaxes specific muscles and is most commonly known for it's ability to smooth frown lines and other facial wrinkles. On your face, Botox works by preventing the muscles from contracting, therefore reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Botox has other medical benefits, too! Many people who suffer from migraines find relief with Botox injections, which can block the chemicals that cause migraine pain. Botox can also help treat painful muscle spasms, lazy eyes, and other medical conditions including chronic or severe pelvic pain and muscle spasms. And that's where we come in!

Just like you can have knots (aka trigger points), tension, and muscle spasms in your neck, you can also have trigger points, tension, and spasms in your pelvic floor muscles. These may be responsible for your: pelvic pain, painful sex (dyspareunia), urinary frequency, urinary urgency, interstitial cystitis, constipation, vaginismus, vulvodynia, or other pelvic floor dysfunction.

While it is essential that you continue with weekly pelvic floor therapy to re-train and educate those tight pelvic floor muscles, we often use pelvic floor injections as an adjunct to help decrease the tension in the pelvic floor that is contributing to your symptoms.

Our nurse practitioner will decide which is the right option for you:

Pelvic floor trigger point injections: You’ll get local numbing medication into the vagina. Our nurse practitioner will inject a combination of steroid and numbing medication through the vagina into the pelvic floor muscles to help reduce the painful knots in your pelvic floor muscles.

Botox injections: The use of Botox in the vagina is a relatively new procedure but has been clinically proven to be safe and effective. The procedure remains officially "off-label," meaning that it is not FDA approved. However, the use of Botox for pelvic floor muscle tightness is supported by scientific evidence and clinical results.

Botox is a highly effective treatment for tight pelvic muscles that are constantly in spasm. You’ll get local numbing medication to the vagina.  Our nurse practitioner will inject the Botox into the vagina and into the painful pelvic floor muscles.

Curious about these new offerings? Ask your therapist at your next appointment, or reach out to us today to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation!


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