Botox helps prevent migraine pain before it starts, with most insurance carriers now covering the treatment.
BotoxBotox is effective for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals to the brain.
BOTOX IS CONSIDERED A PREVENTIVE MEDICATION FOR DEBILITATING MIGRAINE HEADACHES
If you’ve been diagnosed as having chronic migraines, you certainly understand what it’s like to have a headache impact your life in a very substantial way. In fact, Dr. Alex J. Nelson, MD patients who suffer from chronic migraines have a long history of headaches; they experience them on at least 15 days of the month, and 4 of which are severe migraines. The good news is that select headache sufferers can now try Botox to help prevent pain before it starts with most insurance carriers now covering the treatment.
Our Utah pain experts understand Botox is effective for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals to the brain.
BENEFITS OF BOTOX INJECTIONS FOR MIGRAINES
Injecting Botox along this path stops pain before they hit the nerve endings in the head and neck. The FDA first approved the use of Botox for migraines in 2010. Since this time, there have been over 100,000 treatments performed by medical doctors, anesthesiologists, and pain management experts across the US. Here are a few benefits in which migraine sufferers find relief:
HOW TREATMENT IS DELIVERED FOR MIGRAINES WITH BOTOX
The team at Peak Health and Wellness are board certified pain management experts and anesthesiologists who are highly qualified to deliver Botox treatments. After a careful assessment, your physician will inject the Botox into the shallow muscles causing the patient’s headache or migraine. In fact, there are 31 injections sites in 7 key areas of the head and neck that can give patients three months without pain. Best practice is to have repeating treatments every 12 weeks before you start feeling the pain to avoid the onset of a migraine due to delayed treatment.
Differences in Migraines and Headaches
There are a variety of differences between headaches and migraines including the pain, symptoms, and triggers for the attacks. Headaches are common to 70% of the world’s population with about 15% having migraines that last a few hours to days.
A simple headache often comes with no advance notice, but migraine sufferers report a “warning” which is auditory, visual, physiological, or psychological as a result of the changing neurological effects its has on the brain. Triggers for both headaches and migraines vary from patient to patient and generally a person who suffers from 15 headaches a month has learned to identify possible causes.
Stress, anxiety, poor posture, smells, squinting, poor light, dehydration, hunger, tiredness, hormonal changes, excessive sugar intake, alcohol and others have been linked to frequent episodes. During an attack, a tension headache would feel the head pain and other symptoms “normal” to that patient’s experience.
By contrast, a migraine sufferer has a heightened level of pain over a simple headache, and patients report it is so sweeping that they cannot perform everyday tasks, sleep, or even relax. The symptoms of migraine sufferers extend beyond what’s happening in the head.
Join the thousands of people who've found migraine relief in Utah with Peak Health
Now with three pain clinics open serving Davis, Weber, Box Elder, Cache and surrounding counties, Peak Health and Wellness is ideal for those who want a highly skilled provider to competently perform your botox injections. Contact one of our three offices to schedule a detailed evaluation today – (801) 689-3389.