Manage Debilitating Migraines with Botox®
Surprisingly, Botox is an effective, preventive medication for migraines. Botox can help prevent migraines from starting.
Simply, Botox has been shown to avert those severe headaches even before they begin. In fact, Botox prevents, on average, eight to nine headache days a month. Imagine cutting your migraine days in half — particularly if you are suffering from 15 or more headache days each month.
Botox: Number One Prescribed Branded Chronic Migraine Treatment
Sure, Botox is used as a cosmetic injectable that smooths fine lines and wrinkles across your forehead and around your eyes. However, Botox is also an FDA-approved chronic migraine therapy. Since 2010, well over 600,000 people with chronic migraine have relied on more than 4.2 million Botox treatments.
What You Can Expect
Each treatment takes about 15 minutes and is repeated every three months. You may see results in as little as four weeks, with full results at week 24 (after your second treatment). You will be evaluated at that time to determine if the treatment has been successful in reducing your headaches, and then can proceed to receive additional treatments as recommended by your provider.
The treatment itself is made up of 31 small, shallow injections into seven muscle groups in the head and neck areas that may be associated with migraines. Most people say that it feels like a pinprick or little pinches but isn’t truly painful. Since the injections aren’t deep, any discomfort is minimal and should be temporary.
How Botox Works to Manage Your Migraine Pain
When Botox is applied to targeted muscle groups just below your skin, the medication works on the nerve endings that contribute to your migraine pain. From there, the botulinum toxin (a naturally occurring neurotoxin) blocks the release of chemicals that transmit pain signals to your brain. As a result, the pain networks that usually fire up with the onset of a migraine no longer trigger, so you don’t feel the typical migraine symptoms.
Eligibility for Treatment
If you have 15 or more headache days each month, with migraine pain that lasts four hours or more, you may suffer from chronic migraines. However, even episodic migraines, with 14 or fewer headache days a month, is too much suffering and too many days to allow migraines to interrupt your life. Make sure to speak to your Think Whole Person Healthcare provider to determine your eligibility for third-party coverage.
Don’t Wait. Be Proactive in Caring for Your Health
Many people have regretted not receiving Botox treatment earlier as it would have saved them from additional pain and lost days. If you regularly miss fun activities or work because of debilitating migraine symptoms, there’s an effective alternative to taking headache and migraine prescription medications each time you feel a migraine coming on. Discover why Botox may be the best proactive solution to managing your migraine pain.
Learn more about Botox for migraines by scheduling a consultation today. Think Whole Person Healthcare is devoted to treating the whole person while delivering the highest quality at the lowest cost possible. Call 402-506-9000 to book an appointment today or schedule an appointment online. Think Whole Person Healthcare, conveniently located in central Omaha, can provide same-day appointments.