Botox as a pain killer 2017-11-28T13:44:38+00:00

Neuropathic pain

Despite current availability of large numbers of analgesics drugs, management of chronic pain is still a challenge. Botox has shown efficacy in a large number of painful conditions. Only the treatment of a chronic migraine with Botox injections is approved by Nice.

The others indications are currently considered off-label, although for several of them, the available literature already strongly suggests efficacy:

  • mainly post herpetic neuralgia,
  • post-traumatic neuralgia,
  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • and painful diabetic neuropathy.

Keywords: post-herpetic neuralgia, post traumatic neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgia, painful diabetic neuropathy, neuropathic pain, Botox for chronic pain, botox trigeminal neuralgia, botox post herpetic neuralgia.