Botox Migraine Treatment
Botox is a prescription drug made from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that is used to temporarily paralyze muscle activity. It is used to treat a variety of medical disorders, including hoarseness of the voice and migraines.
Who is a candidate for Botox treatment of migraines?
Botox is FDA-approved for treatment of chronic migraines. This means headaches must be present at least 15 days a month to be a candidate for the treatment.
How Is Botox Performed?
Administering Botox injections takes just a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. A numbing medication or cream can be applied to the skin beforehand, if you’re worried about discomfort. Your doctor will use a thin needle to inject a small dose of Botox into specific muscles in the head and neck.
Results usually take a few days to appear and will last anywhere from three to 12 months. Maintenance injections are needed if you wish to continue treatment beyond the initial dose. Some temporary bruising at the injection site is common but beyond that, side effects are rare.
Call DeFatta ENT & Allergy at (715) 828-2368 for more information or to schedule an appointment and see if you could be a candidate for Botox treatment of your migraines.