For decades, medical professionals and patients have been saying that Botox effectively manages chronic headaches and even migraines. That being said, what does Botox do for headaches?
In 2010, Botox was approved to treat chronic migraines by the FDA. On average, to qualify for Botox treatments, you must experience a headache on 15 or more days per month.
Research demonstrates the effectiveness of Botox in the treatment of headaches. In fact, a depth of clinical research shows that Botox improves the quality of life of those suffering from chronic headaches.
But wait – what does Botox actually do for headaches?
When used for medical purposes, Botox is injected into a few areas (optimized for your specific needs and accessed by your doctor). Botox pauses nerve signaling at the injection site, essential preventing your nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.
These treatments have found to be so successful in reducing pain that patients have reported a 50% decrease in headache frequency after only two treatments.
Many prestigious medical organizations around the world endorse the use of Botox in the treatment and management of headaches. The American Migraine Foundation, The Migraine Trust, and many other organizations fully support the use of Botox for headache relief.
Botox can be used cosmetically and medically, and it’s important for those suffering from dilapidating headaches to know their options. Based on all of the research that’s been conducted and the various endorsements from medical organizations, it’s undeniable that Botox is improving the lives of those with chronic migraines.
Medical professionals and patients agree – medical Botox can improve the quality of life of those trying to manage chronic migraines.
If you’re interested in talking to a doctor about medical Botox, call our office anytime at (407) 732-6920