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Migraine

Migraines and headaches

From tension Headaches to chronic Migraines Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) can help you live each day pain free and more crystal clear mentally.

Individuals with chronic tension headaches experience pressure and vise-like contractions around the neck and scalp. Sufferers feel pain on the forehead, temples, back of the head and scalp. Botulinum is used as a preventative medication for tension-type headaches. The medicine is injected directly at the site of pain or on trigger points. The muscles associated with tension headaches are sternocleidomastoid, temporalis, frontalis and occipitalis. Relief can last three to four months.

In one study, nearly half the people who took two rounds of Botulinum at 4monthly intervals reported that the number of days they had a headache each month was cut in half. After five rounds of treatment, that increased to about 70% of the people.

Botulinum works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botulinum is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.

This treatment may be covered under medical insurance so check with your insurance company. 

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