How Willoughby Hills patients can use Botox for chronic headaches and migraines
When patients hear of Botox, they often think of the cosmetic treatment used by dermatologists to address the signs of aging. This medication is commonly injected into muscles on the upper third of the face to reduce muscle contractions and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. However, Botox has been FDA-approved for many other uses, including treating chronic headaches and migraines.
Headaches and migraines can be debilitating for those who experience them. Studies show that approximately 12 percent of Americans deal with regular headaches and migraines. Migraines are much stronger and can cause nausea and sensitivity to light, while regular headaches can be an uncomfortable nuisance at best.
Thankfully, many patients can now receive Botox for chronic headaches and migraines. This medication, made of botulism toxin type A, can be injected into specific areas of the head and neck to target problem areas where tension is a concern. By doing this, the muscles no longer contract and patients can finally enjoy relief from their chronic headaches.
Dr. Sterns of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is excited to offer this treatment for patients seeking relief from the headaches they experience. Injections can be done approximately every three months to help dull future headaches and migraines, and can be used in conjunction with over-the-counter pain medications for ultimate relief.
Patients are encouraged to visit their regular physician for an initial evaluation to determine the cause of their headaches and migraines, as they may be a symptom that leads to a much more serious concern. However, if the headaches are caused by muscle tension and stress, Botox may be of assistance to reduce the amount and severity of headaches and migraines
If you are a patient who has struggled with chronic headaches or migraines that greatly affect your day-to-day quality of life, contact the team at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills today to schedule an evaluation with our friendly, helpful team. We will listen to your concerns and help you find the best solution to your problems that fits your budget and your lifestyle. Call us today!Back to Headaches and Migraines Home Page