For people who regularly get tension headaches or migraines, finding solutions can be a pain in the head! You might be wondering what you can do about it. We might have a suggestion.
In 2010, OnabotulinumtoxinA, AKA Botox, was approved for use in the treatment of chronic headaches and migraines. Chronic headaches are defined as:
Although Botox is not the first drug of choice to treat migraines but can be considered an option if others don’t deliver the relief.
Botox is a neurotoxin, a poison made by bacteria that if eaten in spoiled food can cause paralysis to the muscles by blocking signals to the nerves. The same material when injected into muscles, can relax muscles in the face, and treat chronic tic and spasms or other nerve conditions like cerebral palsy.
When people who received botox for their wrinkles started telling doctors that they experience fewer headaches because of it, doctors began studying its ability to treat headaches. So then began the use of botox in the treatment of headaches.
Typical Botox treatment will consist of several subdermal shots around your head and neck once every 12 weeks. You might need 30-40 shots total and could feel results within 2-3 weeks after your first shot.
You should always consult your doctor and have shots approved and administered by a qualified professional before considering treatment.
At Broadway Smiles, we offer a complete solution for Botox treatment to resolve headaches and migraines. Call our location or visit this link for more info.