Migraines can be debilitating. More than 3 million people in the United States alone suffer from migraine headaches, and the numbers continue to grow. Many patients who come in to see Dr. Collins report trying everything from acupuncture to special headbands or glasses.
When you think of Botox, you likely think of wrinkles and how the injection works to transform those wrinkles into smooth, ageless skin on someone’s face. However, when Botox was first introduced, medical professionals discovered that patients who received the treatment for wrinkles started reporting that their migraines were suddenly starting to disappear. In turn, scientists began studying the connection between Botox and migraine headaches in earnest.
In 2010, Botox was approved by the FDA for use in treating chronic migraines in patients who experiences at least 15 headaches a month. The treatment is injected in the areas with pain fibers that researchers believe are responsible for migraines. When it enters the nerve endings, it blocks the release of the chemicals that cause pain transmission. It usually takes two to three treatments over a period of time to notice a distinct difference as the Botox treatments work as a preventative and not an instant fix.
Botox has shown beneficial in the treatment of many medical conditions over the years. The FDA has approved Botox for use in wrinkle treatment and migraine treatment along with:
If you are considering Botox treatments for migraine therapy, TMJ disorder treatment or for cosmetic reasons, call our office today at 509-368-7788 or 509-228-3998 for Spokane Valley patients.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788