Relieve Migraine Pain With Botox®

Recent research indicates over 38 million adults in the United States struggle with migraines. More than just a pain in your head, migraines can also make you sensitive to light and sound, cause nausea, trigger weakness or numbness, and even make talking or understanding difficult. 

Although many people suffer from migraine headaches, understanding the root cause and determining an effective course of treatment isn’t easy. This can be frustrating since chronic migraine headaches interfere with your quality of life. 

At Boston PainCare, with offices in Waltham, Concord, and Natick, Massachusetts, our caring providers don’t want you to suffer from migraines any longer. Our team offers personalized treatment care and the latest in migraine management, including Botox®  for migraines. 

Approved for use with migraines by the FDA, Botox is growing in popularity as a treatment option since it’s effective at reducing the number of days you suffer from headaches by up to 50%. Read on to learn how you can relieve migraine pain with Botox!

Stop migraine headache pain before it starts

Botox uses a neurotoxin (botulinum toxin A) to reduce the incidence of migraine headaches. Your provider at Boston PainCare injects Botox into the nerves and muscles in your neck and head. As the neurotoxin enters the nerve endings, it blocks the pain signals to the brain and stops migraine pain before it starts.

While each patient has unique needs that call for a customized treatment plan, on average, migraine patients report about a 50% reduction in the number of days they suffer from headaches after two Botox treatments

Effective treatment in minutes

It doesn’t take long to get the migraine treatment you need. Your Boston PainCare provider can inject Botox into targeted sites on your head and neck in less than a half-hour. The needles used are extremely small and most patients tolerate the pinprick sensations well. 

It can take some time to determine how frequently you need the treatment for effective and lasting relief. Our team typically recommends spacing your initial Botox treatments 10-12 weeks apart to gauge how well Botox works for you. 

Many patients report fewer headaches about four weeks after their first treatment session, however individual results vary. 

Candidates for Botox for migraines

Not everyone with migraine headaches is a candidate for Botox treatments. Your provider at Boston PainCare evaluates your medical history and symptoms to create a customized treatment plan that best meets your needs. 

Generally speaking, the best candidates for Botox for migraine: 

While you don’t need to meet these exact numbers to be a candidate for Botox for migraine, the treatment works best for patients who consistently experience at least 15 headache days each month with symptoms and a history of migraine. 

If your migraine symptoms are different, your provider at Boston PainCare can help you find lasting relief with different treatment modalities, including medications, lifestyle changes, behavioral therapy, and more. 

If you’re ready to stop suffering from migraine pain and are wondering if Botox is right for you, contact the migraine specialists at the Boston PainCare office nearest you to schedule an appointment now!

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