Botox can bring welcomed comfort to many patients who suffer from chronic migraines, which is defined as fifteen or more headache days per month. Migraines can be debilitating and hinder your daily life considerably. The more frequent your migraine headaches are, the better your chances that Botox will provide you some much needed relief. As migraines can be much more intense than simple headaches, many patients are looking for long term relief, and Botox can be the answer. Botox will inhibit the release of the signals that trigger migraines, resulting in a significant reduction in headache days and severity.

To treat chronic migraines, Botox is administered around the pain fibers involved in migraine headaches. The Botox itself will enter the nerve endings and block the release of the chemicals involved in pain transmission. Sometimes several treatments are needed before the full benefit of treatment is realized.

Each treatment will last up to twelve weeks, and patients reported the most significant improvement after two treatments. Each treatment lasts only a short time, has no recovery period, and any discomfort immediately following the treatment can be remedied by an ice pack. Although there are side effects, as in any medical procedure, the benefits far outweigh the risks for most patients suffering from severe, chronic migraines.

If you or a loved one experiences chronic migraines, contact us to learn more about how Botox can help!