Botox® is well-known as a cosmetic surgery procedure for wrinkles. However, it has other purposes, including pain management. As a pain reliever, Botox works by relaxing the muscles contributing to pain. This is how Botox helps manage headaches, particularly chronic migraines.
What Type of Headaches Can Botox Help?
Chronic migraines are the worse kind of headaches. They can get so painful that they become debilitating, profoundly affecting your quality of life.
Chronic migraines are when you experience migraine symptoms two weeks or more out of the month. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you can get Botox injections to prevent attacks from occurring. Continue reading.
Most people will experience a headache at some time in their lives. In the majority of cases, treatment does not require professional medical intervention. Drinking plenty of water, getting rest and medication like ibuprofen will resolve most minor headaches.
However, some people suffer headaches that are extremely debilitating and frequent. This can severely impact quality of life and effect productivity. Severe headaches can negatively influence personal relationships and even your career due to frequent absences. If you are struggling due to problematic headaches, we at Allied Pain and Spine Institute would recommend a consultation with our specialist team. Continue reading.
Headaches are one of the most prevalent disorders of the nervous system. Sufferers can experience varying levels of severity, according to the World Health Organization. The different causes of headaches are misunderstood by most people. This is particularly true for those dealing with migraine headaches. There’s a tendency to believe that once an individual has been diagnosed with migraines, any and all of their headaches must be migraines. Dr. Sloane Yu, an interventional pain medicine physician at Allied Pain & Spine Institute, sets the record straight regarding this common misconception. She explains that individuals suffering from migraines will also often experience other types of headaches. In other words, migraine sufferers are not immune to the dozens of other headache disorders. Continue reading.