BOTOX FOR HEADACHES
Botox is not just for cosmetics. With Botox injections, you can finally get relief from chronic migraines.
If you experience chronic migraines, you know they are debilitating. In the United States alone, there are more than 37 million chronic migraine sufferers. But relief is possible.
Chronic migraines often occur from muscle spasms and excessive muscle contractions within the head, neck, and face. By injecting small amounts of Botox into these areas, it can provide significant relief of migraine symptoms.
At OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group, we specialize in providing pain relief and treatment of your chronic migraines. Whether you’ve tried everything in the past or are starting your pain-relief research, Botox treatment for headaches can get you back to your daily life without the disruption of chronic migraines.
WHAT IS BOTOX AND HOW DOES IT TREAT HEADACHES?
Botox is an injectable medication made of Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium causes weakening or paralysis of muscle movement by preventing certain neurotransmitters from reaching the muscles, causing them to relax. Botox also helps overly-sensitive nerves, which can contribute to headache symptoms.
Because chronic migraines are often caused by muscle spasms or excessive muscle contraction, choosing Botox as a treatment option provides significant relief. Without the ability to contract, the muscles in your face, neck, and head relax, helping you regain control of your life without suffering from chronic migraines.
HOW LONG DO BOTOX INJECTIONS WORK? IS THE RELIEF PERMANENT?
Botox is injected directly into the muscles responsible for pain, including the face, head, and neck. By targeting the areas that contribute to chronic migraines, relief occurs quickly.
Most patients notice pain relief within a few days, some even faster. While relief is not long-term, Botox can alleviate it for up to three months – sometimes longer.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN GETTING BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR HEADACHES?
Like any injection, Botox can cause a slight stinging or burning sensation for several seconds at the injection site. Common side effects include minor pain, swelling, or even bruising at the injection sites. However, these do not occur for all patients. Most patients do not experience any significant side effects and enjoy the benefits of quick pain relief.
With Botox injections for chronic headaches, you may experience up to a 50% decrease in the severity and length of headaches each month. For many patients who complete several rounds of monthly Botox injections, the frequency of headaches decreases by up to nine fewer headache days each month.
While Botox is an excellent option for most patients, it is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Talk with our medical staff about alternative treatment options if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
INTERESTED IN TRYING BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR HEADACHES?
Schedule your consultation at OC Wellness Physicians Medical Group to find out if you’re a candidate for chronic headache relief with Botox. And get back to living your life pain-free.