Botox® Treatment Options for Headaches and Spasticity

Botox® injections are offered in Wahoo, Nebraska for Migraine Headaches

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.


  • A history of migraine headaches
  • Headaches (including tension-type) on most days (15 or more) of the month of which 8 are migraine

Does Botox Work for Migraine Headaches?

In a study of adults who get chronic migraine headaches, injections of Botox® reduced the total number of days of headaches. They also reported more "crystal-clear"—pain-free—days each month, along with 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.

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.