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Botox Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Published on January 16, 2013

Click to bookDid you know Botox can be used as an effective treatment to prevent chronic migraine headaches in adults? When injected at recommended doses in specific locations of the head and neck, Botox can produce relief from the onset of debilitating migraine headache symptoms which can last up to three months depending on the individual patient.

So what is the definition of a chronic migraine headache?

If you experience headaches which last 4 hours a day or longer on 15 or more days per month, then you suffer from chronic migraine headaches and are a candidate for Botox treatment.

Often, patients who suffer from chronic migraine headaches mistakenly self-diagnose their symptoms as regular tension headaches and treat themselves with drugs that offer quick, but temporary, relief. Botox is the first recognized medication that treats the headache symptoms before they even begin.

It is estimated that roughly 80 percent of those who meet the definition of Chronic Migraine have not received an accurate diagnosis and, as a result, may be unaware of their treatment options.

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