Can Botox Help With Migraines?
Botox offers a safe alternative to daily medications and helps with migraine management. Botox works by entering the nearby nerve roots and blocking the signal that emits pain.The prevents the activation of pain networks in the brain, so it stops the migraine before it can begin. Botox has been found to not only decrease the intensity of migraines but also help prevent them.
Is Botox safe to use for migraine sufferers?
The FDA has approved Botox as a therapy for chronic migraine treatment since 2010.
Who is a good candidate for botox injections?
If you suffer from chronic migraines or have 15 or more headaches per month for at least a 3-month period, you are considered a good candidate.
What can I expect during treatment?
Your provider will administer botox injections into shallow muscles in the head and neck.
What are the benefits of Botox treatments for migraines?
- Non-pharmaceutical option: avoid unnecessary side effects from oral medication
- Treatment lasts 3-4 months
- No downtime/brief office visit