Botox For Migraine
Botox is an FDA approved treatment for Chronic Migraines, and very effective in select group of patients suffering with frequent headaches not responding to more conservative treatments. Migraine Headaches affect millions of Americans of during the most productive years of their life and are underdiagnosed in many for years . As an alternative to pain medications, which often provide only temporary relief and adverse side effects, Botox treatment at RA Pain Services in Turnersville can significantly reduce the intensity and frequency of chronic migraines. Botox therapy is a highly specialized treatment for Migraine Headaches.
Did you know?
Pain relieving medications have long been the standard to managing chronic headaches and migraines. But did you know that Botox has been approved for the prevention of chronic migraines by the Food and Drug Administration? The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence conducted controlled trials to test the efficacy of Botox for migraine headaches in comparison to placebos. In each trial, Botox significantly out-performed the placebo, producing a noticeable reduction in headache frequency.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have chronic migraines Headaches. Am I a candidate for Botox treatment?
Botox is generally not a first line of treatment for migraine headaches. Instead, it is reserved for patients who have been unresponsive to preventative headache medications. You may be a candidate for Botox for migraines if you have headaches on at least 15 days each month, with more than half of them being migraines. The only way to know for sure if Botox could help alleviate your headaches is by scheduling a consultation with your doctor.
What should I expect during a migraine Botox treatment at RA Pain Services?
Your Botox treatments will be administered in your doctor’s office. Most sessions take only 5 to 10 minutes, during which time a fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox into 7 key areas of the head. There are a total of 31 injections, which may induce mild discomfort. You’ll be allowed to return home the same day and resume normal activities soon after.
What types of results can I expect after getting Botox for my headaches?
Botox can provide significant pain relief for chronic headaches, but results vary from person to person. Keep in mind that it may take several weeks and more than one treatment before your headaches begin responding to Botox injections. Botox is not effective for the treatment of existing headaches.