Botox Injections for Migraines

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Chronic migraine is a neurological disorder in which a person suffers debilitating headaches that cause intense pulsating or throbbing pain and are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. People with chronic migraine experience this sort of headache at least 15 days of the month, each lasting 4 hours or longer.

Botox Injections for Migraines is an out patient procedure in which Botox is injected into 7 key muscle areas surrounding your head and neck. This dulls future migraine symptoms by interrupting the nerve cells' signal transmission to the sensory pathway thought to play a key role in migraine attacks. Injections are needed routinely, every 12 weeks. Botox Injections for Migraines are NOT for people whose migraines are fewer than 15 days each month and do not last at least 4 hours each headache day.

Who is a candidate for Botox Injections?
  •     People who suffer from severe headaches 15 or more days every month
  •     People whose headaches last at least 4 hours per headache day
  •     People who are unable to tolerate migraine preventative medications
  •     People for whom migraine preventatives are ineffective

Benefits of Botox Injections for Migraines:

  •     Decreased frequency of headache/migraine days
  •     Decreased severity of headache/migraine
  •     Requires fewer treatments
  •     Reversible, even after prolonged use

Risks of Botox Injections for Migraines:

  •     Local bleeding
  •     Local Infection
  •     Soreness at injection site
  •     Medication side effects
  •     Allergic reaction to medication
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