Botox For Migraines
Botox is used for patients who experience at least 15 headaches a month (at least 8 of which are migraines). e FDA approves the use of Botox to deal with chronic migraines in adults who are 18 or older.
Botox is injected around nerves that are involved in headaches. Botox blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. is prevents neurotransmitters from carrying pain signals to the brain, reducing chronic migraine pain.
Botox can reduce the occurrence headaches. On average, Botox can prevent 8-9 headache days per month. Preventative treatments are given every 12 weeks to stop the headaches & migraines before they start.
When you receive your first Botox treatment, expect the appointment to take about 15 minutes. e provider uses a very small needle that feels like a pinprick, injecting small amounts of Botox into shallow muscle tissue in key areas of the head and neck.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Usually the procedure takes less than 20 minutes.
Do not schedule Physical Terapy or Chiropractic appointments the same day as the procedure.
Please advise your physician if you are on a blood thinner. You must receive specific instructions on when to temporarily discontinue the medication.
Do not take more than 81 mg of aspirin per day for the 7 days prior to the injection.
Wear short sleeves and loose comfortable clothing such as a tee shirt or a thin strapped tank top. You may be asked to change into a hospital gown prior to the procedure.
Please talk to us if you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedure before your appointment.