Botox for Headaches

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Botox for Headaches

If you spend half of your days battling through the blinding pain, nausea, and sensitivity of headaches and migraines, finding an effective solution is imperative. At Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine in Addison, Texas, John East, DO, and the team offer Botox® to prevent chronic headaches before they start. Botox can prevent eight to nine headache or migraine days every month, putting you back in control of your life. To learn more, reach out to Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine by phone or online today.

How can Botox help headache pain?

Botox is a prescription medicine that most people associate with aesthetic treatments, but its powerful ability to decrease muscle tension can make a significant difference in your headache pain.

If you are an adult with chronic migraines or tension headaches and have to put your life on hold or struggle 15 or more days per month, Botox treatments can potentially cut that number down to less than half. Because of its effectiveness, it is the most frequently prescribed chronic migraine treatment.

The treatment works by interrupting how pain signals are transmitted from the brain to nerves. Botox does this by reducing the activity and inflammation of specific neurotransmitters and proteins. When these overactive sensory nerve endings are calmed, your headaches are noticeably reduced.

Am I eligible for Botox for migraines?

If you suffer from chronic migraines (more than 15 headache days per month) and are over 18, you are likely a good candidate. Talk to the Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine team about any medications you take.

You shouldn’t receive Botox injections if you’ve responded negatively to any neuromodulating drugs, including:

  • Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB)
  • Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA)
  • Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA)

Additionally, this treatment is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing or anyone allergic to dairy proteins.

What can I expect from my Botox treatment?

When you go in for your Botox treatment, you will relax in a comfortable environment. Your chronic headache treatment will include Botox injections to your:

  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Back of the head
  • Upper neck
  • Shoulders

Some patients experience neck soreness for a while after treatment, and an ice pack can help ease the discomfort. Seek medical help if you experience problems speaking, swallowing, or breathing. Your treatment should take 10-20 minutes, and most patients tolerate the injections very well.

Within a month, you should begin to feel the impact of your Botox migraine or tension headache treatment, with full effectiveness demonstrated within six months.

If you routinely experience the severe pain, nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light and sound of chronic migraines or headaches, the team at Addison Pain + Regenerative Medicine are standing by to help. Reach out to the office by phone or online today to learn more about how Botox injections for headache pain might be a solution.