Treatments for Chronic Joint Pain and Migraines

Chronic joint pain and migraines don’t have to plague you all your life. Treatments such as sciatic nerve blocks and Botox (yes, Botox!) can drastically reduce the amount of pain and discomfort you are experiencing, improving quality of life and function. At Advanced Pain Institute, Dr.  Michael Minehart is an expert at improving patients’ lives through the precise and effective administration of pain management therapies and treatments.

Sciatic Nerve Blocks for Chronic Pain 

Suffering from pain that’s related to sciatica and have exhausted other treatment options?

A sciatic nerve block may be a great option for reducing your pain and helping you get back to your life!

Spare yourself from constant pain and debilitating agony with a sciatic nerve block. This process involves injections of local anesthetic and steroids directly to the area of the affected nerve, helping with pain control, improving function and quality of life. 

Some patients experience immediate relief due to nerve blocks, while others take a series of injections before their pain is eased. For those who have had chronic pain for many years, there may be multiple pain generators or multiple points or nerves that are in pain, requiring multiple nerve block injections. 

The Advanced Pain Institute’s Dr. Michael Minehart will expertly identify the source of the pain, determine how many are needed and the levels of medication, and ultimately manage that pain to improve patient function and avoid surgery.  

Treating Migraines… with Botox? 

Yes, Botox treatments can help with migraines. Normally associated with reducing wrinkles, Botox can also be used to reduce symptoms of migraine headaches such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to lights, sounds, and smells.

According to research, Botox might mitigate migraine headaches by blocking neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from the brain. This involves the same mechanism Botox uses to relax the wrinkles on people’s faces. By blocking this pathway, the pain signals can’t reach the nerve endings around the head and the neck, preventing the sensation of pain.

Botox is a safe treatment for migraines and neck pain. According to studies, chronic migraine sufferers who had Botox treatments experienced a considerable reduction of days with headaches. Patients reported experiencing half as much headaches or even more. 

If you are tired of chronic migraines, see Dr. Michael Minehart at the Advanced Pain Institute for treatments that can free you from the pain and discomfort. 


Reach out to API to learn more about these treatments. Take your first step to a life free from pain!

Advanced Pain Institute’s clinic in Encino treats patients in and around the area, including Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, San Fernando and Beverly Hills. 

Advanced Pain Institute’s clinic in Arcadia patients in and around the area, including Sierra Madre, Monrovia, Temple City and Duarte.