When other preventive treatment options for chronic migraines have failed, it may be time to consider injectable alternatives, such as Botox®. At The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology, PA, with offices in Southlake and Frisco, Texas, the highly-trained headache specialists are experienced in administering Botox injections for migraines. The team can help you prevent throbbing head pain with a customized treatment plan and compassionate care. Schedule a migraine consultation online or by phone.
Botox contains the neurotoxin botulinum toxin. This prescription injectable can temporarily reduce contractions in your muscles and prevent the onset of a migraine.
Treatment with Botox is typically available if you suffer from chronic migraine pain at least 15 days or more a month. If you develop migraines less frequently, the team can recommend other treatments and preventive options.
Your practitioner injects Botox into the nerve endings of the pain fibers responsible for headaches. These injections effectively block the pain signals that travel to your brain to alleviate the throbbing or pulsating pain common with chronic migraine headaches.
Botox injections don’t take long, and they’re administered in a comfortable office environment. Your provider may use a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Small amounts of the prescription medication are injected into 31 key injection sites around the head and neck.
Because Botox is a highly successful treatment option for migraine prevention, it has a high approval rate for insurance authorization. The staff at The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology also offers a patient-assistance program to ensure you get the treatment you need.
Botox is an effective migraine prevention option, but it takes time to work properly. The team creates a customized treatment plan based on the frequency of your headaches and your overall medical history.
The relaxation benefits of Botox can last as long as 12 weeks. However, you may need more than one treatment to truly benefit from the therapy.
During your consultation, your provider can determine how many Botox treatments you need to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, so you’ll know what to expect.
Immediately following your treatment, you can return to your usual activities without limitations.
You may have some discomfort at the injection sites, which should resolve without additional treatment. The team recommends using over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs to alleviate your discomfort.
Botox also doesn’t interfere with other medications you’re taking for existing medical conditions. You can use it safely without concern for drug interactions.
Learn more about Botox injections as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine headaches by scheduling a consultation with The Center for Neurology and Neurophysiology online or by calling the office nearest you.