Those suffering from chronic migraines or headaches can now turn to Botox® as a primary source of pain relief. Available through a pain management doctor at Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates in Atlanta, Georgia, Botox® treatment for chronic migraines is now approved to help ease chronic migraines and headache pain.
What is Botox® migraine treatment?
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches, defined as anyone experiencing migraines 4 hours per day or longer for at least 15 days per month, you may be a candidate for Botox injectable migraine headache treatment.
Approved by the FDA in 2010, Botox® is injectable filler often used in cosmetic facial treatments. It has been determined that this injectable solvent can relieve symptoms of chronic migraine headaches when administered in specific locations and in specific doses. You can now get this innovative new treatment at Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates through a pain management physician at our Atlanta office.
What is the procedure for Botox® migraine treatment?
The standard treatment for Botox® migraine headache treatment lasts between 5 and 10 minutes, consisting of 31 individual injections in various places on the head and neck. Botox® is thought to prevent certain chemical compounds from reaching the nerve endings, which effectively reduces migraine pain.
A week after the initial treatment, patients can expect to see reduced pain and incidence of migraine headaches. Effectiveness begins fading after two months, and the treatment will need to be repeated every three months to maintain effective reduction.
What are the side effects of Botox® migraine treatment?
Botox® migraine treatment is safe when performed by an experienced pain management physician or technician like those at Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates, but side effects can sometimes occur. These include injection-site pain, redness, temporary swelling, and in a small percentage of patients, neck pain. Generally, these side effects are mild and temporary.
If you are suffering from chronic migraine headaches, and other treatment methods have been ineffective, Botox® injection treatment might be the solution you are looking for.
You don’t have to live with the pain of chronic migraine headaches. Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates has the technology and experience to help you get relief from your chronic migraine pain. If you would like more information about our many pain management procedures to treat chronic headaches or migraines, contact us at (770) 558-8501.