Suffering from regular migraines can be darn right debilitating, not to mention not much fun. When you have a migraine, you don't feel like eating, exercising, working or, really, doing anything at all. While there are many different migraine treatments on the market, the popular beauty-treatment Botox is cropping up as a new way to fight migraine pain.
About a year ago, Botox injections were approved by the FDA as a migraine-treatment option. Since then, many migraine suffers are reporting that Botox injections work. Despite the fact that Botox injections are pretty expensive and only some insurance providers cover the migraine treatment, it makes sense that they would work at reducing migraine pain. Just in the same way that Botox smoothes wrinkles and lines on the face through temporary paralyzation, when Botox injections are given in the scalp, back and neck, they paralyze sensory receptors, making migraine suffers less sensitive to headache pain. As is the case when Botox is used for cosmetic purposes, the relief is temporary and requires somewhat regular treatment, although migraine suffers do report a reduction in the severity and frequency of their migraines.
If you suffer from migraines know that, just like any other medication or treatment, there are Botox risks and side effects. Be sure to get with your doctor before trying Botox for migraines and also follow our guide for carefully choosing a Botox administrator. You'll definitely want to choose a Botox provider who has experience treating migraines with Botox, too.