Chronic migraine is a unique condition that can be difficult to treat because it presents differently in each individual. Because of the diversity of this condition, the available treatments are numerous. The problem with this is that you may try a large variety of different therapies with no success. If you do not respond well to traditional pharmacological treatments or behavioral interventions, you may want to consider alternative therapies, like Botox.
What is Botox?
Botox is a toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA, which is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. You may know it as a popular treatment for facial wrinkles due to its ability to decrease muscle activity in the face. It also blocks the release of nerve-signaling chemicals, which can decrease the activation of pain pathways in the brain. This is the reason that doctors administer Botox for migraines in Jacksonville, FL.
How the Botox Treatment Works
To treat migraines, Botox is injected into seven key muscles located around the eyebrows, the forehead, the side of the skull, the back of the skull, the top and back of the neck, and the upper back. You will receive these injections once every twelve weeks or so for up to six months. Each treatment only takes about 15 minutes, and discomfort is minimal.
If you suffer from chronic migraines and want to know if Botox is right for you, reach out to the Florida Coast Pain and Spine Center at 904.449.7246 today.