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.