Botox — famous for smoothing out wrinkles on the face — has been approved by the FDA to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults.
Patients with chronic migraine experience a headache more than 14 days of the month. This condition can greatly affect family, work, and social life, so it is important to have a variety of effective treatment options available.
Migraine headaches are sometimes called “sick headaches” because they often are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.
How Botox Is Used to Treat Migraines
Botox to treat chronic migraines is given at intervals of about 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms. Certain migraine headache types respond better than others.
For those whose headaches are described as imploding (vise-like, squeezing, crushing, etc) have a much higher response rate to Botox injections (>80%) than those headaches described as exploding in nature (15%). Headaches due to muscle spasms (especially in the back neck region) respond well to Botox too as well as most types of tension headaches. Cost varies depending on the number of units required but generally falls within $250 to $750 per treatment.
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