Botox Injections For Headaches and Migraines: How Does it Work?
Botox is the most lethal substance, natural
poison, on the planet. It’s kind of interesting that we’ve taken
it and diluted it and now we use it for medical reasons. It’s an agent that actually stops the neurotransmitters
from being released from the nerve fibers so therefore it results in paralysis. Most people only know if for plastic surgery
reasons, for example around the eyes or face so they can reduce wrinkles. In our case for pain management we utilize
botox in this case to relax the muscles or retrain the muscles of the neck and the head
and therefore reduce the frequency of the migraines. It’s the only known therapy for migraines
that actually reduces the frequency rather than the intensity of their headaches. Botox for migraine headaches are injected
obviously on an out-patient basis, usually just in the office. It’s multiple injections of the forehead face
and neck. It’s usually quite effective within 3-7 days
and can last 3-6 months. We can repeat it at that point if necessary
but it will definitely reduce the frequency of the headaces.