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Botox for Chronic Daily Migraine Headaches and Facial Pain

 

Migraine Headache and Facial Pain

EXPERIENCE

As an expert in using Botox for the treatment of chronic daily migraine headaches, facial pain, and cervical dystonia Dr Kaplan also actively teaches Botox injection techniques to physicians across the country. This includes using ultrasound to help guide  Botox injections. The ability to actually see the specific muscle being injected makes our Botox treatments more accurate and more effective. That expertise consistently translates into improved clinical results for you.

BACKGROUND

Over 25 Million Americans suffer from frequent and incapacitating chronic daily headaches, also defined as migraines. Amazingly it is estimated that about half of those Americans do not even know that they are suffering from migraines, instead attributing their headaches to sinus and other problems.

So, the question becomes, how do you define a chronic headache sufferer? According to American medical standards, it is an individual who endures up to six headaches per week. Unfortunately, 11% of the American population fits that chronic headache definition. To add to their pain, many have tried a multitude of medications that have either not worked or have caused intolerable side effects such as dizziness, nausea, weight gain and difficulty concentrating.

On the upside, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a breakthrough treatment designed to treat chronic migraine headaches minus the debilitating side effects. The treatment is botulinum toxins or, as it’s more commonly known, Botox.

While Botox has been primarily associated with cosmetic treatments, botulinum toxins have been highly effective in treating a multitude of neurological conditions such as cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and limb spasticity, with a safety and effective track record going back over 20 years. It has also been known that these toxins can be extremely effective in treatment of chronic daily headaches. So it is not surprising that the medical world has welcomed the FDA stamp of approval on this highly effective treatment.

In our medical experience they are few medical treatments that can so drastically change a person’s life as Botox for chronic headaches. Indeed, for many patients it is nothing short of miraculous. Patients respond to Botox treatments, even if they have been headache sufferers for decades, frequently experiencing a 90% reduction in their migraine attacks.

RESULTS

As stated, Botox has been shown to be clinically effective for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. Studies have shown that patients receiving Botox for headaches have experienced up to 5 headaches less a month as compared to placebos. (Each headache can last several days, resulting in up to a 10-day head ache reduction). However, in our experience, these numbers are very conservative.

When combining injections of the neck with the head and facial muscles, the reduction of headache severity and frequency has proven to be as high as 90% effective.

 

OTHER BOTOX INFORMATION

  • Clinical use of Botox nabotulinumtoxinA) is the result of more than 100 years of study into botulinum toxin type A. Millions of patients worldwide have been treated therapeutically with Botox over the course of nearly 20 years.
  • Botox is currently approved in approximately 80 countries for 21 different indications to help patients worldwide suffering from such serious or debilitating conditions as cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, strabismus, increased muscle stiffness in elbow, wrist, and finger muscles in adults with upper limb spasticity and symptoms of severe primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) when medicines on the skin (topical) do not work well enough and the preventative treatment of headaches in adult patients with Chronic Migraine (≥15 or more days per month with headaches lasting four hours a day or longer.)
  • Botox is a purified protein that works by blocking overactive nerve impulses that trigger excessive muscle contractions or glandular activity. The effect is temporary and lasts from approximately one to six months, depending on the individual patient and indication. Botox therapy should only be administered by a trained and qualified physician.
  • Although Chronic Migraine occurs in both men and women, women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines. Sufferers often experience depression and anxiety as part of the condition. Chronic Migraine also can be influenced by life stress, sleep habits, diet and overuse of acute medications that relieve pain associated with symptoms of headache.
  • It is estimated that approximately 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. This may be due to mischaracterization of chronic migraine as a less severe headache disorder.