Although Botox is most commonly thought of as a cosmetic procedure used to reduce wrinkles, it’s also FDA-approved as a pain management therapy to treat chronic headaches and migraines. The FDA’s approval applies to people with chronic migraines which is defined as “a neurological condition characterized by patients who have a history of migraine and suffer from headaches 15 days or more per month with headaches lasting four hours a day or longer”. Botox works by blocking neurotransmitters to relax muscles. Botox is directly injected into specific areas of muscle around the neck and head to relieve the pain. Treatment typically offers relief for up to 3 months.
If you suffer from chronic migraines, Botox may be your key to relief. Botox is used as a treatment option when patients who first try oral medications do not see pain relief. To find out if you are a candidate, talk with your pain management specialist or neurologist. They can diagnosis your pain condition and determine if Botox is a treatment option right for you!
Conditions that have been treated by Botox include:
- Chronic Headaches/ Chronic Migraines
Depending on the severity of the condition and other health factors, Botox can be very effective at blocking the communication between the nerves and the muscles. This often-debilitating condition can usually be quite successfully managed through this minimally invasive, outpatient procedure. With pain minimized, those affected with chronic migraines can experience great relief with little effort through Botox treatments.
Dr. Okhovat and the other physicians at Pain Management & Injury Relief have had great success with using Botox to treat chronic migraines. By scheduling an appointment with one of the trained physicians, you can receive an accurate diagnosis and find out if Botox is right for you. Find out more about Botox and PMIR by going to http://paininjuryrelief.com or calling them directly at (855) PMIR-MED.