Botox® Injections for Chronic Migraine
Chronic migraine headaches can impact your quality of life. Those with fifteen or more episodes of headaches or migraines per month are considered to have chronic migraines. If you have been diagnosed with chronic migraines and want to explore treatment options for relief, come see our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical. We offer Botox injections for chronic migraines at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.
Migraines can be triggered by a wide variety of factors. There are many different treatment plans and medications used for migraines, many taken when a migraine headache occurs. Botox injections are FDA-approved for treating chronic migraines and are used to stop these debilitating headaches before they start.
Botox has been safely used for decades for treating muscle spasms and smoothing forehead wrinkles. This toxin is a neuromodulator, interrupting signals between the nerves and muscles. When injected near targeted nerves, Botox can stop muscle contractions and relax the affected muscles. Botox injections for chronic migraines are placed in specific areas in the neck and head to relax specific muscles to prevent headaches.
Interventional Pain Treatment for Migraines
Botox injections for chronic migraines are preventive treatments. It can require 2-3 treatment sessions to obtain the desired level of preventive effects. Treatments are placed approximately three months apart, and many patients report a significant reduction in their migraine headaches after 1-2 treatments. There is no downtime after treatment, and side effects are minimal. There may be some slight bruising, swelling or tenderness at the injection area.
If you suffer from chronic migraines and want to explore interventional treatments for this frustrating health issue, come see us at Ospina Medical in New York City. We offer Botox injections and other treatment modalities for chronic headaches and migraines to improve your quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.