Botox has become a commonplace treatment for the correction of fine lines and facial wrinkles. In recent years, the use of Botox has been expanding. In 2010, the FDA officially approved the use of Botox to treat chronic migraine headaches. The definition of a chronic migraine is when a person has a headache 15 or more days a month. It is estimated that approximately 3.2 million Americans live with chronic migraine headaches. Many patients are reporting success in treating their chronic migraine headaches with Botox.
Botox prevents migraine headaches before they start, but takes time to work. It is injected around the pain fibers involved in the production of headaches. As Botox enters the nerve endings near the site where it is injected, it blocks the release of chemicals and other neurotransmitters involved in pain pathways. Most patients see an increasing benefit with an increase in the number of treatments, and it can take up to six months to see the maximum benefit from Botox.
Will Botox injections for migraines work for me?
Although it is difficult to predict who exactly will respond to treatment, typically those who are going to respond will note some improvement in headaches following the first set of injections. Although not everyone is going to respond to Botox treatment, it can be effective in certain individuals in alleviating the symptoms and/or frequency of chronic migraine headaches.
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