Botox Is Approved For Treating Migraine Headaches

Botox has long been known for smoothing out facial wrinkles, as of 2010 is has been granted approval by the FDA as a treatment for chronic migraines.

Botox for migraines in Arlington Heights has proven to be effective in preventing migraines.

Migraines affect over ten percent of the US population; they are by far the most debilitating type of headache. Those suffering the most can be laid up for two weeks out of every month, unable to work, deal with their family and social obligations. The pain from a migraine headache can be so bad that that the sufferer may become nauseous and shy away from light and sound.

How does Botox help?

Every 12 weeks a migraine sufferer will get Botox injections in the head and neck regions in an effort to mitigate the discomfort of future headaches. Botox for migraines in Arlington Heights are not for everyone, the treatment is applicable for patients who suffer chronic migraines. The definition of “chronic” in this case is suffering debilitating headaches on at least 15 days every month, each headache lasting at least four hours.

Botox injections must be administered by qualified medical personnel, the maker of Botox states that when injected properly the results can last as long as three months, this depends a great deal on the individual.

How effective is the treatment?

The goal of Botox for migraines in Arlington Heights is not complete freedom from headache pain; the goal is basically to improve the quality of life of the sufferer and to try to eliminate a chronic headache into episodic headaches. Three out of four patients respond favorably, current studies indicate that almost half of those getting the treatment had a fifty percent reduction in the number of days they suffered.

Botox is an FDA approved purified protein that has for years been used to smooth out facial wrinkles. Recently, the FDA also approved Botox for migraines in Arlington Heights. You are invited to discuss the benefits of Botox with James Kakos DDS.