Once known simply as a solution for wrinkles, botox has been shown to be an effective treatment for chronic migraines. At our office, we utilize this modern solution to relieve the pain patients suffer from as a result of migraines.
How Botox Treats Migraines
Our botox migraine treatments are done in stages, occurring over a number of months. We carefully inject specified doses of the medication into very specific locations in your head, neck, and upper back. The injections are used to relieve the symptoms of migraines such as vomiting, nausea, and sensitivity to certain triggers (light, smells, and sound).
Botox injections for migraines are not an immediate cure for headaches, and you may not feel the effects right away. It will vary from patient to patient. Some people may get relief in a week, others two weeks, and some patients do not experience any relief until the second round of injections.
Is Botox Right For You?
Botox injections are used to treat people who suffer from chronic migraines. Chronic migraine patients are people who experience migraines almost every day. Patients who have an occasional migraine once a month or less frequently, may be able to use other treatments to decrease their symptoms. After we have had a chance to talk with you about your symptoms, the severity of your migraines, and conduct a neurological exam, we will be able to make a determination of whether or not Botox is a viable option.
If you are interested in our Botox treatment for Migraines in Bethesda, MD, call the Latimer Neurology Center at (202) 625-4898 to set up an appointment. We will work with you to get you the relief you need from the debilitating pain caused by chronic migraines.