Botox® for migraine headaches: A relaxing alternative
Ever-increasing numbers of people suffer from migraine headaches, with a wide variety of onset triggers. However, studies have shown that symptoms can be improved with Botox® treatment.
Chronic migraines and tension headaches affect many people, with a direct and dramatic effect on their lives, leading to worry and stress, especially because the causes or triggers aren’t fully understood or known. At times, a patient may spend more than 14 days in bed with a chronic migraine. Those days are essentially lost—work or socializing is impossible. While some patients may find relief using medication, treatment isn’t always effective and migraines can reoccur. What’s more, regular use of triptans or acetylsalicylic acid (in the form of aspirin) can also trigger unwanted side effects, with a long-lasting negative impact.
Botox® for migraine: Proven effective by studies
Studies show that regular injections of the Botulinum toxin can help as both preventive and acute therapy, due to its muscle-relaxant effect. For long-lasting preventative results, regular treatment with injections at intervals of 4 to 6 months are advisable.
Are there side effects?
Botox® therapy doesn’t just provide huge physical relief for the patient, it also comes with no unwanted side effects. The process, in which Botox® is injected into selected muscles inhibiting nerve transmission, is completely reversible.
Thanks to its huge success, Botox® therapy for migraine treatment is approved and available in Germany as well as in the United States and the United Kingdom. A growing number of private health insurance companies include this in their coverage.
Botox® – successfully combating migraine and wrinkles
Botox® is obtained from a strain of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and has been administered in a diluted form for more than 20 years. A pleasant side effect of this migraine therapy includes the slightly lifted look of features such as eyebrows and corners of the mouth. In this way, our doctors can relieve their patients not only of their headaches, but also of some of the symptoms of aging.