Are You a Candidate for Chronic Migraine Therapy?

Calendar November 11, 2021

At Azalea Orthopedics, our experienced specialists treat the entire body. We work exceedingly hard to ensure your condition is treated and your pain is managed effectively, especially for patients who suffer from chronic migraines. If you suffer from chronic migraines, you may be a good candidate for migraine therapy with BOTOX!

What are Chronic Migraines?

Chronic migraines are defined by having at least 15 headache days per month, with at least 8 days of headaches with migraine features, for more than 3 months. For most patients, chronic headaches begin slowly, with less frequent episodes of headaches or migraines and continually increase with intensity.

Symptoms of Migraines

The symptoms of chronic migraines are normally quite similar for all patients. The main symptoms include the following:

  • Head pain that can range from moderate to severe and is worsened by physical activity
  • Sharp pain on one or both sides of the head
  • Throbbing head pain
  • Sensitivity to light, smells, and sounds
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Dizziness or feeling light-headed

Signs and symptoms that your migraines are transforming into chronic migraines include:

  • Experiencing a growing number of migraines each month
  • Taking more medication to ease the migraine pain

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be suffering from chronic migraines and should see a specialist for an evaluation.

How Migraine Therapy with BOTOX Can Help

BOTOX is not only a cosmetic therapy, in fact, it is extremely effective as a chronic migraine therapy. BOTOX can be injected into 7 different head and neck muscle areas to prevent headaches and chronic migraines. It is a preventive treatment that prevents 8 to 9 migraine days per month, on average.

The migraine therapy itself is easy and relatively pain-free. Your doctor will administer the BOTOX injections based on your migraines and where you experience the most pain. For patients with chronic migraines, you can receive migraine therapy every 12 weeks (3 months). The injections take about 15 minutes and the patient only experiences a light pinch from the needle.

Contact Azalea Orthopedics to Schedule Your Migraine Therapy with BOTOX!

If you suffer from chronic migraines, contact Azalea Orthopedics to understand if you’d be a good candidate for chronic migraine therapy with BOTOX. Our doctors will evaluate your headache history and get an understanding of the pain you’ve been experiencing. Together, we will choose the most appropriate treatment for your chronic migraines.

Share this on: