Chronic migraines are a serious health problem that can dramatically affect your quality of life. Those who suffer from chronic migraines often feel desperate for relief, and try many treatments with varying efficacy. Botox could be an option
Migraines are severe headaches that may be accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Throbbing or pulsing pain on one or both sides of the head
- Light, sound, scent sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- Nausea, lightheadedness, vomiting.
Physicians define cronic migraines as having 15 or more headaches per month, for at least a three-month period. The pain these headaches cause can be crippling, affecting your ability to be productive at work, keep social engagements, as well as generally being detrimental to health and happiness.
Chronic migraines can be so debilitating that it can sometimes be qualified as a disability.
They can render sufferers inactive for half a month. There are many therapy options, but they do not always work for everyone, and many migraine sufferers try treatment after treatment, struggling to find one that provides adequate pain relief. For those suffering from chronic migraines, mental health concerns, such as depression, can set in. Physical health can also suffer from lack of exercise and a poor diet.
There are many treatment options available to migraine sufferers, with a newer and quite effective option being Botox injections, traditionally used to smooth facial fine lines and wrinkles. By offering temporary muscle paralysis, Botox can be used non-traditionally to offer relief from chronic migraines.
Botox is commonly used as a facial injection.
It’s safe, quick, and easy, as well as being incredibly popular. When treating chronic migraine, Botox is usually injected into the head, neck, and shoulders. Patients may not notice a difference after the first treatment, but after two or three they find relief from pain.
The treatment involves injections in seven sites around the head, neck, and shoulders. It’s painless, safe, and routine. For best results, treatment should be repeated every three weeks. Over time, regular Botox injections can provide great relief, as well as reducing dependence on prescription drugs. While the treatment is more effective for some than others, it’s worth discussing with your doctor as an option. When a experienced and qualified surgeon performs it, Botox has a very low risk of any side effects.
If you are considering Botox treatment for chronic migraines, you should discuss with your doctor if the procedure is right for you. You can contact our experienced team to set up a consultation with Dr. Philip Solomon.