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Migraine Treatment

by Dr. Leonora Ogbeide, MD CCFP

Migraine Treatment

by Dr. Leonora Ogbeide

Botox for Migraines

Can Botox Be Used As An Effective Treatment For Migraines?

Chronic migraines are painful headaches that frequently occur and can last for hours or even longer. Migraine sufferers should seek treatment due to the excruciating pain they experience on a regular basis. Fortunately, there is treatment available. Dr. Leonora Ogbeide, MD, CCFP, at Illustria Medical Aesthetics, can effectively treat migraines using Botox injections.

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What is Botox and how does it work to treat migraines?

The bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces onabotulinumtoxinA, also known as botox. It is used for various medical treatments, along with its better-known cosmetic purposes. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. This characteristic of Botox makes it useful in treating conditions related to muscle hyperactivity and spasticity.

In the context of migraine treatment, Botox is thought to work by modulating pain signals and reducing muscle tension.

A man gets Botox injected into his temples to treat migraines

What is Botox and how does it work to treat migraines?

The bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces onabotulinumtoxinA, also known as botox. It is used for various medical treatments, along with its better-known cosmetic purposes. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. This characteristic of Botox makes it useful in treating conditions related to muscle hyperactivity and spasticity.

In the context of migraine treatment, Botox is thought to work by modulating pain signals and reducing muscle tension.

A man gets Botox injected into his temples to treat migraines
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Asian woman holds temples

Identification of Trigger Points

Migraines are believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Muscle tension and nerve hypersensitivity are just two elements in the intricate web of factors that can contribute to the onset and severity of migraines. These are usually areas of muscle tension and nerve hypersensitivity. During an assessment, Dr. Ogbeide will identify these areas, known as trigger points, and plan your Botox for Migraine treatment by targeting these areas

Identification of Trigger Points

Migraines are believed to involve a combination of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. Muscle tension and nerve hypersensitivity are just two elements in the intricate web of factors that can contribute to the onset and severity of migraines. These are usually areas of muscle tension and nerve hypersensitivity. During an assessment, Dr. Ogbeide will identify these areas, known as trigger points, and plan your Botox for Migraine treatment by targeting these areas.

Asian woman holds temples

Treatment Process

During the migraine treatment, Botox is injected into specific sites in the head and neck, including the forehead, temples, back of the head, and neck muscles. Dr. Ogbeide uses a fine needle and performs the injections, which are relatively shallow.

Once injected,Botox interferes with the release of certain neurotransmitters, particularly acetylcholine, at the nerve-muscle junction. This blocks these neurotransmitters, which reduce muscle contractions and hyperactivity.

Vile of onabotulinumtoxinA used for migraine treatment

Treatment Process

During the migraine treatment, Botox is injected into specific sites in the head and neck, including the forehead, temples, back of the head, and neck muscles. Dr. Ogbeide uses a fine needle and performs the injections, which are relatively shallow.

Once injected,Botox interferes with the release of certain neurotransmitters, particularly acetylcholine, at the nerve-muscle junction. This blocks these neurotransmitters, which reduce muscle contractions and hyperactivity.

Vile of onabotulinumtoxinA used for migraine treatment
Black man rests well after no-longer suffering from migraines

Post Treatment Recovery

The recovery time after Botox injections is minimal, and most people can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure.

Post Treatment Recovery

The recovery time after Botox injections is minimal, and most people can resume their normal activities shortly after the procedure.

Black man rests well after no-longer suffering from migraines

Reduction in Migraine Symptoms with Botox

The effects of Botox are not immediate. It may take a week or more for patients to begin experiencing a reduction in migraine frequency and severity. Botox wears off over time as the body gradually metabolizes the botulinum toxin, and injections will need to be administered every 12 weeks.

It’s important to note that the absorption of Botox is a natural and normal process, and the body efficiently eliminates the toxin. Botox is a non-invasive and low-risk treatment for migraines, and when used by a medical doctor like Dr. O, it can achieve the desired medical result with minimal risk of adverse reactions.

Botox Offers Relief for Migraine Sufferers

The effects of Botox are not immediate. It may take a week or more for patients to begin experiencing a reduction in migraine frequency and severity. Botox wears off over time as the body gradually metabolizes the botulinum toxin, and injections will need to be administered every 12 weeks.

It’s important to note that the absorption of Botox is a natural and normal process, and the body efficiently eliminates the toxin. Botox is a non-invasive and low-risk treatment for migraines, and when used by a medical doctor like Dr. O, it can achieve the desired medical result with minimal risk of adverse reactions.

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