Chronic migraines can be crippling. Luckily, Women’s Clinic LA understands the full nature of chronic migraines and offers Botox® treatment so you can finally get relief. Using the same Botox that smooths wrinkles, Raisa Howard, NP, can help you stop migraines in their tracks. If you would like more information about this innovative and effective migraine treatment, call Women’s Clinic LA or schedule your appointment at our convenient location in El Segundo, California.
Years ago, people who were receiving Botox treatment for wrinkles began telling their doctors that they noticed an improvement in their head pain. Their doctors listened and began exploring Botox as a possible pain treatment.
Botox is a neurotoxin. It’s used in aesthetics treatments because it relaxes (i.e. paralyzes) the muscles in the face that cause dynamic wrinkles. Noting its ability to calm muscle contractions and freeze specified parts of the body, doctors began to use Botox for migraines.
The migraine-treatment experts at Women’s Clinic LA can inject Botox into the pain fibers that cause migraines. Once injected, it enters the nerve endings and blocks their ability to transmit pain.
Botox becomes more effective for migraine treatment over time. You’ll start with a series of shots every 12 weeks. While you might notice some relief after your first treatment, the Botox becomes better able to block pain the more it works into your system. It usually takes at least two weeks for the relief to begin and it will become more effective as you receive more Botox treatments.
Botox has been shown to be extremely effective for migraines. One study revealed that after just two treatments, almost half of the test group reported having only half as many headache days each month. After five treatments, 70 percent of the group had seen their headache days halved.
Botox is FDA-approved to treat people who have chronic migraines. You fall into that group if you have a history of migraines, experience headaches (of any kind, not just migraines) on 15 or more days each month, and have eight days of migraines each month. Does this sound like you?
If migraines are causing ongoing pain in your life, keeping you from work, friends, and family, Botox may be able to help. The dedicated team at Women’s Clinic LA can explore this treatment with you, determining if you are a good candidate. If so, you should begin your Botox treatments to start receiving ongoing relief.
For more information about Botox for migraines or to find out if it’s right for you, contact Women’s Clinic LA or schedule your appointment online today.