BOTOX for Migraines in Tacoma, WA
What is BOTOX?
Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to prevent a muscle from moving for a limited time. Botox is commonly used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, but many have found it effective in relieving migraine headaches. As you reduce muscle contractions with BOTOX, the pain fibers can be relaxed and you can experience relief.
Discover relief from migraines with BOTOX at Puget Sound Neurology. Our specialized treatments can help you regain control over your life. Contact our clinic in Tacoma, WA by scheduling an appointment online.
How Can BOTOX Help with Migraines?
In 2010, Botox was approved for use with chronic migraine, and many patients are reporting success. It is considered chronic when you experience headaches 15 or more days a month.
Botox helps with migraines in the following ways:
- Blocks nerve endings and prevents pain networks – Botox is injected around pain fibers and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission
- Prevents migraine headaches before they start – Botox is a solution to make sure you avoid migraines before onset
- Staying on treatment – Often the maximum effects will not occur until the second and third Botox treatment, each treatment lasting for 10-12 weeks
- Addresses trigger points – Our physician will find where the pain originates which may be the forehead, temples, or the back of your head and neck
Does BOTOX Really Work for Migraines?
According to the American Migraine Foundation, patients reported that two Botox treatments reduced the number of headache days by approximately 50 percent.
It is a simple procedure that takes less than 30 minutes. There is no downtime and you can get back to your daily activities immediately.
It is important to find a qualified provider with experience in treating migraines with BOTOX, such as the physicians at our clinic. The location of the injections, the amount administered, and the overall approach are critical to your outcome.
Am I a Candidate?
This treatment is approved for adults 18 and older. Talk to one of our doctors if you think BOTOX could help give you the relief you need. Often, the more frequent the headaches, the better the outcomes with BOTOX.
Schedule Your Botox for Migraines Consultation in Tacoma, WA
Experience the difference of specialized care with our team of highly trained physicians at Puget Sound Neurology. Don’t let migraines control your life any longer. Schedule your consultation today in Tacoma, WA by scheduling an appointment online.