How Can Botox Treat Migraines?
Are migraines affecting your quality of life? Migraines are debilitating and severe headaches that can completely derail your normal routine, making it impossible to get through the day let alone work or be productive. If you have a history of migraines or if you experience headaches 15 or more days out of the month then Botox treatment may be able to provide you with the headache relief you’re looking for.
Botox is an injectable treatment that administers a purified, medical-grade neurotoxin into certain muscle groups to temporarily prevent muscle contractions for up to three months. When people think of Botox they often think of it as a purely cosmetic treatment that is used to smooth away wrinkles and fine lines from the face; however, Botox has also been FDA approved to treat a variety of medical conditions including migraines, and getting Botox treatment could prevent 8-9 headache days per month.
What to expect from Botox treatment?
To treat migraines, Botox is injected into the face where it blocks pain signals and prevents a headache from developing. It can take two or three Botox treatments before you notice results. One treatment can last up to 12 weeks and as little as two sessions could cut your headache days in half.
Of course, it’s important to find a doctor that knows how to properly administer Botox for the use of treating chronic headaches and migraines. Dr. Nairizi and his medical staff at Reno Tahoe Pain Associates can provide you with safe, effective Botox treatment. After all, Dr. Nairiz is a board-certified pain management doctor and anesthesiologist, so you know you’re in good hands when it comes to getting proper pain treatment and interventions.
Botox treatment is minimally invasive and only takes a few minutes to administer. Dr. Nairizi will administer several very small injections into the head and neck to target all the muscle groups that could trigger a headache or migraine. Since it can take several months to experience the full Botox results, this treatment is often used in conjunction with other treatment options including regular migraine maintenance medication.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and how it can treat your migraines, than call Reno Tahoe Pain Associates in Reno, NV today at (775) 384-1127.