BOTOX®: An Unlikely and Effective Remedy for Migraines

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who experience migraines, you know the debilitating effects of this increasingly common condition. Odds are, you’re also familiar with how frustratingly ineffective many migraine treatments are for relieving your symptoms.

How would you feel about a remedy that can help prevent migraine symptoms from disrupting your life? Enter BOTOX®.

The board-certified physicians at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine are experts at treating and preventing chronic pain conditions. With six convenient locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, these skilled specialists are often tasked with designing an effective treatment plan that addresses migraine headaches.

Find out why these pain management professionals frequently recommend Botox injections as part of their strategy for successfully treating chronic migraine.

The history of BOTOX

Since long before it arrived on the scene as an effective and widely popular cosmetic treatment for wrinkle , physicians have used medical grade Botox to treat a variety of conditions linked to abnormal muscle activity, including:

More recently, Botox has earned a well-deserved reputation for aiding in the management of chronic migraine headaches.

At Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine, our pain medicine specialists have noted excellent results when combining strategically placed Botox injections with conservative therapies such as identifying and avoiding triggers, reducing stress, and remaining physically active.

How does Botox work for migraines?

Botox injections relax your muscles by blocking nerve signals from your brain that tell the muscle to contract. When delivered to precise locations around your head, neck, and shoulders, Botox injections help prevent migraine pain.

It’s not a once-and-done treatment and may take 10-14 days to prove effective, but a series of Botox injections delivered every three months or so can significantly reduce the frequency of your migraine headaches.

Is Botox safe?

The FDA approved Botox as a safe and effective treatment for chronic migraines in 2010. It’s imperative, however, that you seek a specialist’s care for Botox treatments. When delivered in incorrect doses or at the wrong location, Botox can cause sometimes serious side effects.

Our specialists at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine are highly qualified medical doctors who have the skill and training necessary to provide Botox injections safely and effectively.

Do Botox injections hurt?

You may experience a small pinch with the injection, but this is another area where our specialty training provides additional benefit to migraine sufferers. We use ultra-fine needles and the injections are delivered quickly enough that most patients report very mild if any discomfort.

For successful migraine treatment that may include Botox injections, schedule an evaluation at Optimal Pain & Regenerative Medicine today. Call the office or book your appointment online.   

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