Botox for Migraine Headaches
Botox is FDA approved to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults since 2010. It is well-studied, safe and effective. For our patients in Dallas-Ft. Worth, botox for migraines has been a revelation. Their stories of rapid, lasting relief are backed up by National Institutes of Health research that reveals 80% of patients who undergo botox treatment for migraine headaches enjoyed migraine relief for 4-6 months on average. Test subjects’ experiences after botox therapy included:
- Significantly fewer migraine attacks per month
- Reduced maximum severity of migraines
- Fewer days using acute migraine medications
- Reduced incidence of migraine-associated vomiting
Botox for Migraines FAQ
What is botox?
“Botox” is short for botulinum toxin, a neurotoxic protein produced by certain bacteria species. Botox is used commercially in medicine, cosmetics and general research. It is FDA approved for treatment of migraine headaches.
How does botox work for migraines?
Dr. Oyebola makes several small botox injections in specific areas of the forehead and, sometimes, the back of the neck. Injection location and dosage are critical to achieving the desired effects. The exact means that botox enables migraine relief is not completely understood, but it’s believed botox works chemically to relax overactive muscles, block transmission of pain neurotransmitters, and inhibit pain pathways.
How long does pain relief last?
Onset time following botox migraine treatment is typically 2-3 days. Relief from symptoms can last 4-6 months, and sometimes longer.
Can I get botulism from botox? Is botox safe?
Botox cannot cause botulism: botox does not contain intact botulinum bacteria. Botox is very safe. It is FDA approved for treatment of migraine headaches.
What are botox for migraines side effects?
Botox is typically well tolerated for migraine treatments. Modest muscle pain and stiffness and short term droopy eyelids are the most commonly reported adverse effects. Less common symptoms include double vision, dry eyes and flu-like symptoms.
Why choose Dr. Oyebola for your Dallas-Ft. Worth botox injections for migraines?
Dr. Oyebola is dual certified in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties and Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is an experienced and caring specialist in Dallas-Ft. Worth botox injections for migraines. She has been successfully helping patients overcome severe migraine headaches and migraine symptoms since [INSERT YEAR].
Do you have questions about migraines and botox? Please contact us and a treatment specialist will return to you as soon as possible. You don’t need to live with the pain and disruption of migraines – botox is a safe and effective solution.