Migraine headaches are more common than you might realize. Did you know that more than 38 million Americans suffer from migraines?
Migraines are also often a chronic problem. You’re defined as having chronic migraines if you have more than 15 headaches, and at least eight migraines, a month for a period lasting at least three months.
Chronic migraines are hard to live with. You never know when a headache day is going to keep you home from work or interrupt your social or family plans. How much have you lost to migraines? It’s tough to even keep track.
The team at LA Pain Doctor works with our chronic migraine patients to put together a treatment plan that will be truly effective. One of our tools for migraine treatment is therapeutic Botox®.
Botox is better known as a cosmetic treatment, but works to address migraines, as well. If you’re interested, talk to our expert providers at our locations in New Orleans and Luling, Louisiana.
The benefits of therapeutic Botox for migraines
Botox isn’t just an anti-aging procedure. The therapeutic effects of Botox have also been found to include chronic migraine relief. In Botox for migraine treatment, injections target the seven muscle groups that are associated with migraine headaches.
Botox as a treatment for migraines works preventively. That is, instead of being a treatment that you reach for after a headache has already started, it’s a treatment that you use to keep headaches from happening.
The active neurotoxin ingredient in therapeutic Botox causes slight paralysis in the target muscles, visibly relaxing the treatment area. Botox may also inhibit the action of neurotransmitters that deliver pain signals to your brain. In this way, Botox can prevent a migraine from being triggered in the first place.
Your provider at LA Pain Doctor delivers your Botox injections with a very fine needle, ensuring that you don’t feel any more discomfort than is necessary. This quick, easy procedure takes less than half an hour to complete! You receive a second round of injections 12 weeks later.
Botox works as a migraine treatment for up to 70% of treated patients. You might start to notice improvements after your first round of injections. After the second treatment, your results should be fully noticeable.
Treating your chronic migraines
You deserve to live a life that isn’t constantly being interrupted by chronic migraines. Could Botox be the answer you’ve been seeking? If Botox works for your migraines, you’ll need repeat injection treatments every 12 weeks.
The team at LA Pain Doctor understands that migraines are often unique and idiosyncratic. Every patient needs a unique treatment plan, as a result.
Botox treatment for migraines can be combined with other migraine management approaches, including avoiding migraine triggers, dietary changes, and medication management. However, after trying Botox, you may find that the migraine cycle is broken, reducing the frequency and intensity of your headaches, or shortening their duration.
To learn more about the benefits of Botox treatment for migraine headaches, contact the team at LA Pain Doctor today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.