While there is no cure for endometriosis, expert excision of endometriosis coupled with personalized maintenance plan can help alleviate or even eradicate symptoms. Botox injections are an effective, in-office maintenance protocol that is routinely used for many patients.
Botox® is commonly associated with cosmetic procedures and wrinkle reduction, but the muscle-weakening properties of Botox® have been found to be effective for medical conditions including pelvic pain, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor muscle spasms. These conditions affect multiple facets of a woman’s life including physical activity, sexual enjoyment, overall mood, and even work performance.
The use of Botox for FDA-approved gynecologic and urologic treatments is relatively new but has been proven to be safe and effective.
How do Botox injections work?
Botox is a neuromuscular agent which works by blocking the nerve signals between the brain and specific muscles – in this case, the pelvic floor muscles. When these signals are blocked, triggers that normally “tell” the muscles to contract can no longer reach the brain, so spasm does not occur.