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August 22, 2019

The Quest for Chronic Migraine Relief from Botox

In the chase to find relief from chronic migraine headaches, you may have tried almost anything. After all, migraines can be agonizing and debilitating and they can potentially affect your efficiency.

If you endure migraine symptoms persisting for more than 15 days every month, you may have chronic migraines. Over the counter drugs and prescription medications may help relieve some of your symptoms, however, some patients don’t get relief by pain killers. In some other cases, physicians prescribe medications that restrict the severity and frequency of pain.

Research Study

The research, published in the journal Neurology indicates, about one-third of patients suffering from chronic migraines goes for preventive measures.

Botox for Migraines

In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of botulinum toxin A as a treatment for chronic migraines. It’s more commonly known as Botox-A or Botox.

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medicine created from a toxin called botulinum. If the toxin is consumed by a person, it causes a severe life-threatening condition arising from food poisoning

On the contrary, when the Botox is injected into the body, it causes a different reaction. It restricts certain chemical signals from your nerves, relating to short term paralysis of your muscles.

Botox is also used to treat problems such as frequent neck spasms, eye twitching, and overactive bladder. Also, Botox is considered as a precautionary treatment choice for chronic migraines.

The Botox Procedure for the Treatment of Migraines

If you opt for Botox treatments for migraines with Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD at Midwest Anti-Aging and Med Spa she will generally carry out the Botox injections for migraines once every three months. Resting upon your response to Botox injections. Dr. Ayesha will devise a treatment plan considering your needs.

Each session of Botox injections lasts 15 to 20 minutes.

During the session, Dr. Ayesha Akbar, MD injects several doses of medications into some targeted points along the bridge of your nose, your temples, your forehead and the back of your head, neck, and upper back.

Potential Benefits from Botox Injections

Botox helps efficient reduction in chronic migraine headaches, as well as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. Following the Botox injections, the results may take as long as a couple of weeks to experience optimal relief. In some cases, you might not get potential results from your first injections.  Contact us today to schedule a consultation.



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