If you’re a migraine sufferer, then you know that they can be debilitating and life interrupting. There are not many long lasting and convenient solutions for migraines that can stop them before they start. If you find yourself experiencing headaches or migraines 15 or more days a month, Botox injections may be right for you. Botox injections have been FDA approved for the treatment of migraines and headaches before they start. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Botox for migraine sufferers.
How Does Botox Work for Migraines?
It is thought by researchers that Botox provides relief for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters transport pain signals from your brain to the nerve endings. Botox has the ability to block the chemicals and therefore prevent the pain before it reaches the nerves in your head and neck. In general, patients have experienced fewer days with migraines each month and more days in the clear.
How is the Treatment Performed?
Migraine Botox treatments from Dr. Dodde take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Botox treatments are relatively painless because the needles used are incredibly fine. Since the needles are so small, l many patients say that it just feels like slight pinpricks. The injections are placed in shallow muscles in seven key points on the head and neck. Typically, it is recommended that you receive treatment every 12 weeks and after the second treatment you will be able to assess how Botox is working for you.