Migraine headaches affect approximately 28 million Americans and can make the new year anything but happy for sufferers. January is Migraine Awareness Month and Dr. Rina Shinn of Adonis Aesthetics has helped migraine sufferers experience excellent pain relief with Botox injections.
Patients who are difficult to treat, Botox actually may be less expensive than standard therapy. Botox tends to cause fewer side affects compared to standard medications.
- Upset stomach
- Weight gain
Botox paralyzes the forehead and (sometimes neck) muscles that seem to be responsible for migraine headaches. Additionally, there is also the theory that Botox interferes with the transmission of nerve pain signals.
Patients are injected at various sites:
- Side of Neck
- Back of the head
Relief typically takes effect two to three weeks after injections.
Treatments last about 4 to 6 months.
FDA has not yet approved Botox for the treatment of migraines and therefore insurance does not cover the cost.
Patients who receive Botox for migraine relief have:
- Significantly fewer migraine attacks per month
- Reduced severity of migraine attacks
- Fewer days using abortive/rescue medications fewer episodes of vomiting
For more info: Migraine relief with Botox Video.