At IGEA Brain & Spine, our neurologist specializes in treating migraines and other related conditions utilizing innovative solutions, such as Botox injections. As a practice, we are committed to comprehensive, personalized care for all conditions of the brain, spine and neuroendovascular system.
How Is Botox Used to Treat Migraines?
Botox is an FDA-approved preventive treatment option that blocks the signals from the brain to certain nerves in order to relieve migraine symptoms. The injections are made into each of these specific points on the body:
- Bridge of the nose
- Back of the head
- Upper back
These injections are administered once approximately every 12 weeks in 10- to 15-minute sessions that can be performed in the comfort of the physician’s office.
Who Would Benefit From Botox Treatments?
Botox injections are intended for patients living with chronic migraine headaches experiencing symptoms 15 days or more/month where all other treatment methods have failed. Botox treatment may relieve symptoms, including:
- Sensitivity to light, smells or sounds
It may take up to 10 to 14 days for patients to experience symptom relief. Additional treatments may be required for those who did not initially experience relief.