When we hear Botox, most of us automatically think of the cosmetic use of diminishing frown lines and crow’s feet, but did you know Botox can also be used for other medical treatments?
One of the main treatments the injection is used for is to prevent and reduce chronic migraines.
“BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for Chronic Migraine. It’s also the only treatment for people with Chronic Migraine that can help prevent headaches and migraines before they even start.” –botoxchronicmigraine.com
If you are a victim of chronic migraines, you may experience up to 15 migraines per month. Botox for headaches has been known to prevent about 8-9 headache days per month! But how does Botox work for migraines, exactly?
When used to treat migraines, Botox is injected into specific areas of the face where clusters of nerve endings and fibers send pain signals to the nervous system. Botox blocks these nerve endings, preventing the release of chemicals responsible for sending pain signals and causing migraines.
Here are the top 5 reasons you need to try Botox for your chronic migraines:
- It’s preventative.
Botox for migraines helps to stop the headaches before you even know they are starting. Most other medications help with the symptoms once they have already started.
- Treatments are sparse.
You will need at least 2 treatments to see how well Botox for migraines is working for you. These treatments are spaced 12 weeks apart and if the treatment is successful, you will need to continue treatments regularly (every 12 weeks). At least you can stop daily or weekly medication!
- No more pill popping.
As most of you know, Botox is an injection but don’t get squeamish yet. The Botox needles are so small, most people say it feels like a pin prick!
- It’s administered by a medical professional.
For any kind of treatment, you want to make sure you are being taken care of by an experienced professional.
- It’s quick!
Really quick, like 15 minutes. In and out during your lunch break if you like!
It’s worth a try to get some relief from what can be a very debilitating condition. Give Botox for headaches a try and stop suffering from chronic migraines or learn more about BOTOX® injections.
Call today to schedule your FREE consultation and help PREVENT your chronic migraines, 828.585.5489.