Botox Injections for Headache Treatment

By Annette GallagherMay 1, 2016No Comments

Over 12% of the American population suffers from chronic headaches – whether it be migraines or those painful throbbing headaches that affect so many of us. Those who suffer from chronic headaches understand how frustrating it is trying to find an effective treatment. It can also be difficult to find a healthcare professional who is up-to-date with new and successful treatments for chronic headaches and migraines.

When you suffer from migraines or chronic headaches, you also worry about when the next one may strike! It’s hard to live an enjoyable life with that type of constant worry.

Not just for wrinkles!

You’ve probably heard a lot about Botox being used for cosmetic treatments, but did you know that it has also been shown to be successful in treating headaches? If you suffer from debilitating migraines or chronic cluster or tension headaches, Botox has been found to be an effective treatment. Approved by the FDA, Botox for headaches may be able to help you get relief from the headaches that affect your work, family and social life.

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxic protein that is produced by the bacterium calledclostridium botulinum. We most often associate Botox with cosmetic use, but it is also used to treat neuromuscular issues, uncontrolled muscle twitching of the eyelids (blepharospasm), as well as teeth grinding and improper alignment of the eyes. With success in many medical areas, research for other uses for Botox is ongoing.

Botox headache solution

When individuals received Botox treatments for cosmetic reasons, some noticed that they had fewer recurrences of their typical migraines. Putting two and two together, researchers realized that Botox injections for migraines might be an effective treatment.

When your healthcare provider recommends Botox to treat your headaches, you will receive injections into the muscles of the back, neck, forehead and scalp. These injections are given in controlled doses. Patients receiving Botox for headaches usually experience the full benefits after two or three treatments. The results of Botox treatments for headaches generally last up to three months – which can mean three months of enjoying life without headaches!

Miami Headache Institute

The healthcare professionals at theMiami Headache Institutehave one focus – headaches. We will work with you to understand the causes of your headache pain to properly diagnose and treat them – including the use of Botox.

If you or a loved one suffers from the frustrating effects of frequent migraines or headaches, we encourage you to
contact us
so we can help you enjoy life without the pain and worry that comes from chronic headaches and migraines.