Chronic Migraine

Botox is the first and only FDA-approved preventative treatment for adults who are chronic migraine sufferers. Unlike acute treatments which are taken to treat headaches or a migraine once it has already set in, Botox prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.

Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Migraines are quite different than regular headaches. Those who suffer from migraines usually cannot participate in normal activities because of the pain. Often, when a migraine strikes, the person will need to find a dark, quiet room.

A migraine can last anywhere from four hours to multiple days. Different people have different triggers and symptoms. In fact, the brain of a person who suffers from migraine headaches is biochemically different than that of the brain of a person who does not suffer from migraines.
On average, Botox prevents 8-9 headache days and migraine days per month.

SYMPTOMS OF A MIGRAINE

  • Throbbing, pulsing pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Pain on one side
  • Blurred vision, changes in vision
  • Aura
  • Sensitivity to smell
  • Stiff neck
  • Dizziness or dizzy spells
  • Weakness

The increasing popularity for Botox can help patients avoid being medicated with drugs such as anti-inflammatory agents, pain medications, muscle relaxants and antidepressants.

To find out if Botox injections are the best treatment option for you, call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Nick.