Botox injections have been known to cure a variety of bodily pains including migraines and other types of headaches. Recently published on Anesthesia & Analgesia Botulinum neurotoxin type A, or Botox as we all know it has recently been able to reduce back pain in mice. After being injected in the paws the mice significantly reduced the amount of visible symptoms associated with spinal pain. Over the years doctors and scientists have been testing Botox in order to uncover as many other potential uses as possible.

Reported on Anesthesia & Analgesia:

“RESULTS:Even a single intrathecal injection of BoNT/A significantly decreased the nociceptive responses in the first phase (10 and 14 days later) and in the second phase of the formalin test at 1, 4, 7, 10, and 14 days later (P< 0.05) without any locomotor changes. Interestingly, intrathecal BoNT/A attenuated the expression level of CGRP, p-ERK, and p-CaMK-II in the 4th and 5th lumbar spinal dorsal horn at 10 days after injection in comparison with control.

CONCLUSIONS:We showed that intrathecally administered BoNT/A may have a central analgesic effect on inflammatory pain through the modulation of central sensitization. BoNT/A, with its long-lasting antinociceptive effect, may be a useful analgesic in inflammatory pain.”

Botox has been able to do many different things for many different people and I don’t think that is something that will stop anytime soon. Often times when something like Botox makes it onto the market it doesn’t take long for researchers to find other beneficial uses a human being can use it for.