More than 3 million American suffer from a diagnosis of chronic migraines. This headache pain can be debilitating, causing an intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of your head. Sometimes are also sometimes accompanied with nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
For those living with this condition, Botox® therapy may help.
“We use Botox as a preventive therapy to treat chronic migraines, and it’s used to prevent the headaches and migraines from even beginning in the first place,” explained Selena Nicholas-Bublick, MD, MHS, with ProMedica Physicians Neurology. “Botox reduces release of chemicals that cause muscles to contract and it also reduces the release of chemicals that trigger the pain response.”
During Botox therapy, very fine needles are inserted just below the skin. Dr. Nicholas-Bublick said that many patients compare it to a little pinch or pinprick.
Learn more about Botox therapy for migraines in the video below and see if you’re a candidate.
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