Migraines can be extremely painful and debilitating. Over-the-counter pain medications are not usually able to provide sufficient relief. While prescription medications can be more effective, there is another option. Botox treatments are commonly associated with achieving a more youthful appearance, but they are also a highly effective method for alleviating migraine pain. The experienced providers at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV, offer botox for migraines to help you achieve relief from migraines and their symptoms.
Causes of Migraines
A migraine can feel like a severe headache in which there is an intense throbbing sensation in the head. Other symptoms sometimes include nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light and sound. What triggers a migraine can vary from one person to the next but some common causes include:
- Excess stress
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Alcohol consumption
- Certain foods or food additives
- Exposure to strong smells, bright lights, or loud sounds
- Changes in normal sleep patterns
- Changes in the weather
- Certain medications
Botox Injections for Migraines
A common use for Botox injections is smoothing out lines and wrinkles in the skin to promote a more youthful and rested appearance. What some people might not know is that Botox can also be used to treat migraines. It is a safe and effective method for treating headache and migraine pain and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We offer Botox for migraines at our office in Reno, NV.
When treating migraines, a fine needle is used to inject Botox serum into specific areas of the face where pain fibers associated with headaches are located. How Botox helps is by blocking the release of neurotransmitters, which are chemical messengers that carry pain signals from the brain. By blocking these signals, Botox prevents migraines from developing in the first place. It usually takes two to three Botox treatments to experience a reduction in migraines. Relief can last for several weeks before additional injections are needed.
Botox is a highly effective treatment for migraines. It prevents them from developing by blocking pain signals from the brain. Schedule an appointment with your highly skilled provider to learn more about Botox for migraines by calling Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV, at (775)-384-1127.