Botox® injections are offered in Wahoo, NE for Migraine Headache Sufferers
If you have been diagnosed with migraine and get migraine headaches often, you may wonder if there's anything you can do to prevent them. OnabotulinumtoxinA, or Botox®, was approved in 2010 for adults who get chronic migraines. That means you have both:
- A history of migraine headaches
- Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine
It won't work for you if you:
- Get headaches 14 or fewer days each month
- Have other types of headaches, like cluster
Does Botox Work for Migraine Headaches?
In a study of adults who get chronic migraine headaches, shots of Botox® cut down the total number of days they had them or even other types of headaches. They also had more "crystal-clear"—pain-free—days each month, and they reported fewer days off work.
In another study, nearly half the people who took two rounds of Botox® shots reported that the number of days they had a headache each month was cut in half. After five rounds of treatment, that increased to about 70% of the people.
Doctors think Botox® works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox® is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.