What is a Migraine?
A migraine is a type of headache that may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and/or sensitivity to sound. Some migraine sufferers only experience 1 or 2 of these symptoms with their headaches.
A migraine will often get worse with minimal regular physical activity.
It is often described as throbbing or pulsating and is often moderate to severe in intensity. Migraines can last from 4 hours to many days.
How Does Botox Work to treat chronic migraines?
Botox works by blocking certain chemicals made by the body that are involved in sending pain signals to the brain during a headache or migraine attack.
How is it administered?
Tiny amounts of Botox are injected into different areas of the head and neck that are involved in the development of migraines. The treatment itself takes less than 15 minutes and is delivered in our office every 3 months. You can go home as soon as your treatment is done.
You need at least 3 treatments to fully assess the effectiveness of Botox in treating your migraines or headaches. Most insurance companies cover the cost of Botox treatment for chronic migraines.
How do I know if Botox is right for me?
Ask your healthcare provider to complete a referral form to our clinic. We will assess and diagnose your headaches and discuss all potential treatment options with you.