Botox® Injections for Migraine Headaches
Botox® is a well-known injectable for medical and cosmetic treatments. While it is best known for the cosmetic reduction of wrinkles, Botox was first used for reducing muscle spasms. Over the last few decades, Botox has been used for a variety of medical treatments, including migraine and headache pain relief. At CLEAR Wellness Group, we offer Botox injections for migraine headaches at our clinic in Chicago.
Botox is an FDA-approved treatment for migraines, using a purified form of botulinum toxin A to act as a neuromodulator to impact nerve receptors in targeted muscles. Botox works by blocking nerve signals in certain muscles, relaxing them. The results last a few months, wearing off over time.
Effective Migraine Pain Management
It is not known exactly how Botox impacts migraine headaches, but there have been significant results using this treatment. Patients with migraine headaches undergo several months of Botox injections in the head and neck area. Each session can include multiple injections of Botox to target specific nerve receptors that impact pain centers in the brain. Sessions are scheduled a few months apart. While pain relief is not immediate, many patients begin noticing a decrease in intensity and frequency of their migraine headaches after four or more weeks.
It can require 2-3 rounds of Botox injections to determine if this treatment will be beneficial for your condition. However, you can still use other migraine treatments, as Botox will not interfere with medications or other therapies. Most patients have results within 6-9 months of Botox treatments for migraine headaches.
If you suffer from migraine headaches and want to explore interventional treatments with Botox injections, contact us at CLEAR Wellness Group. We offer Botox injections for migraine headaches as part of an overall treatment plan for relieving chronic headache pain at our clinic in Chicago.