Migraine headaches are specific and severe headaches that can have debilitating effects on your life. While almost every single person on the planet will experience occasional headaches for various reasons, migraine headaches are characterized by localized pain that persists severely and affects the ability to function normally. There are known “triggers” for migraine headaches, but why certain people get them and others do not is unclear. At Ospina Medical, we want to help patients suffering from migraines find effective treatment options to manage their pain and quality of life.
Migraines tend to have specific symptoms beyond what people experience with normal headaches or sinus headaches. Pain from a migraine headache can last for several hours or even a few days, depending on the intensity and triggers of the headache. Symptoms of migraines include:
- Light sensitivity
- Sound sensitivity
- Blurred vision
- A “pins and needles” sensation around the eyes, forehead, or lower skull
- Difficulty in speaking and concentrating
Severe migraines can cause life-threatening instances for people who are driving or operating heavy machinery, and these headaches should never be ignored. While prescription medication is available to treat migraines, Ospina Medical also offers Botox® injections to control the frequency and intensity of these severe headaches.
Botox® injections work best for those who suffer from chronic migraines that are accompanied by aura. Patients who experience headaches for 15+ days per month for at least a 3 month period, with migraines on at least 8 of those days, are considered chronic migraine patients. Botox® injections are given to areas close to where the migraine pain occurs. As the medicine enters the nearby nerve roots, neurotransmitters are blocked from emitting a pain signal. Botox® has been found to lessen the intensity of migraines and also to help prevent migraine headaches from occurring.
To learn whether Botox® injections are right for you, contact Ospina Medical today. Our team of experts takes your suffering seriously. Our approachable and compassionate medical environment is geared toward easing your pain and promoting wellness.